The nation’s three largest drug distributors and a major pharmaceutical manufacturer announced Friday that a supermajority of states and localities had accepted the terms of their $26 billion offer to settle thousands of civil claims related to the deadly opioid crisis. The first checks are expected to go out in early April.
Washington Post: Major drug distributors and J&J finalize opioid settlement, launching nationwide funding
or drug distributors and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson finalized a $26 billion agreement on Friday to bring relief to states and communities affected by the opioid epidemic, in what lawyers say is a turning point in the deadly public health crisis.
Time Magazine: Johnson & Johnson and Distributors Finalize Landmark $26 Billion Opioid Settlement
Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors finalized nationwide settlements over their role in the opioid addiction crisis Friday, an announcement that clears the way for $26 billion to flow to nearly every state and local government in the U.S.
The Heart of Law Podcast with Paul Farrell, Jr.
In this episode of the Heart of Law podcast, Farrell and Fuller’s Paul Farrell, Jr., talks about taking on giants such as the major opioid distributors, Facebook, and Google.
$26 Billion Settlement Offer in Opioid Lawsuits “Not Enough” for WV
The lead lawyer, Paul T. Farrell, Jr. has not agreed to the offer. “West Virginia fully supports the national settlement on behalf of every other state,” said Mr. Farrell, who represents numerous West Virginia small governments. “It’s just not good enough for us.”
Area residents, leaders to testify on the impact of the opioid crisis
The purpose of this phase of discovery is to allow the defendants to hear first-hand the impact on public health and the safety of our community.
National Prescription Opiate Litigation
Paul Farrell, Jr. is widely recognized by his peers as a pioneer and authority on the diversion claims directed against the opiate prescription drug manufacturers, distributors and dispensers.
Supply-side economics: the vicious cycle of the opioid epidemic
Supply side economics is premised on the idea that “supply creates it own demand.” This certainly holds true for prescription opioids.
Transparency: The revelation of the ARCOS data.
Our mission in the opioid litigation was to bring transparency to the volume of prescription opiates sold into our communities across the country.
The Tribune: $1.25B West Virginia Opioid Settlement Trial Date Set
This article was originally published in The Tribune.