In Opioid Settlement, Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay Ohio Counties $20 Million

(By Scott Neuman for NPR)

Johnson & Johnson and two Ohio counties have reached a tentative $20.4 million settlement that removes the corporation from the first federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, scheduled to begin later this month.

In a statement released Tuesday, the healthcare giant said the agreement with Cleveland’s Cuyahoga and Akron’s Summit counties allows it “to avoid the resource demands and uncertainty of a trial.” However, the terms stipulate that Johnson & Johnson makes “no admission of liability.”  Continue reading article here…

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