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West Virginia announces $161.5 million opioid settlement with drug companies

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West Virginia will receive $134.5 million in cash under the settlement. The state has now reached $297 million in settlements with five companies. About a dozen drug makers, distributors and pharmacies have been sued by thousands of local and state governments in the US seeking to recover costs related to abuse of highly addictive opioid painkillers.
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Teva, Allergan reach $161.5 million opioid settlement with West Virginia

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and AbbVie's Allergan unit reached a settlement worth $161.5 million to resolve claims the companies fueled an opioid epidemic in West Virginia, state attorney general Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday.

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Opioid crisis: West Virginia in tentative $161.5m settlement with drug makers

Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5m settlement just as closing arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epidemic, the state attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, said on Wednesday.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Tentative $161.5 million settlement reached in opioid trial

Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5 million settlement

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Tentative $161.5 million settlement reached in opioid trial

Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5 million settlement just as closing arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Tentative $161.5 million settlement reached in opioid trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5 million settlement just as closing arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday.

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Teva, Allergan Reach $161.5 Million Opioid Settlement With West Virginia

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and AbbVie's Allergan unit reached a settlement worth $161.5 million to resolve claims the companies fueled an opioid epidemic in West Virginia, state attorney general Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday. The agreement is the largest state-negotiated settlement in West Virginia history, and consists of $134 million in cash plus the contribution of drugs used to treat opioid overdoses, Morrisey said. "This is a great d…

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