$63 MILLION to $5 BILLION –
Jan. 4, 2022 – Amerisource Bergen and McKesson declined to comment. Cardinal Health did not respond to requests for comment. More than 3,300 lawsuits largely by state and local governments are pending seeking to hold those and other companies responsible for an opioid abuse crisis that led to hundreds of thousands of overdose deaths over two decades. The companies deny wrongdoing. The distributors said in September that 42 states, five territories and Washington, D.C., had agreed to participate in their $21 billion settlement. A similar number backed J&J’s proposal.