New Hampshire to get $40.5M in opioids case settlement
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $40.5 million in a settlement with the state over its role in the opioid addiction crisis, days before the case was scheduled for trial.
The state sued Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary in 2018, alleging that they aggressively marketed their opioids to prescribers and patients in New Hampshire and misrepresented that their opioids were safer than other alternatives. Johnson & Johnson denied the state’s claims, saying that it truthfully marketed its prescription opioids and did not cause harm.
Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday said the resolution “provides a positive step forward in ensuring these devastating business practices are not repeated.”
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