Drug distributors and J. & J. reach $26 billion deal to end opioid lawsuits

7/21/21–Johnson & Johnson and the drug distributors Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson, the country’s three major drug distributors and pharmaceutical giant, have reached a $26 billion deal with states that would release some of the biggest companies in the industry from all civil liability in the opioid epidemic, a decades-long public health crisis that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Read