Money from opioid lawsuit settlements ‘will never be enough’ to manage crisis

Recently, two Ohio counties settled with opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson for $215 million in cash just hours before going to trial. A fourth defendant, Teva, agreed to pay $20 million and provide $25 million worth of the opioid substitution therapy buprenorphine, according to the Los Angeles Times. Lawyers and doctors who are following the lawsuit said the settlements will fall well short of resolving the opioid epidemic.Lewis Nelson, MD, who is chair of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a former chair of FDA’s Drug SafetyRead More

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