April 8, 2022 – West Virginia previously reached a $26 million settlement with Endo International Plc, which had also been a defendant in the ongoing trial. 

The Mountain state is suffering worse than any other from America’s drug epidemic, which kills more than 100,000 people every 12 months, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.

Most recent CDC data, released earlier this month that includes a 12 month period from November 2020 to 2021, found that 1,519 West Virginia residents died of a drug overdose during that period.

At 84.9 deaths per 100,000 residents, West Virginia is recording by far the most deaths per capita – Tennessee coming in second at 56.4 per 100,000 residents – and more than triple the national overdose rate.