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Jun 9, 2023

Teva, Allergan, CVS, and Walgreens Finalize Opioid Settlement Agreements

By Steve Schuster [email protected] Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Friday the final approval of $17.3 billion in opioid agreements with drug makers Teva and Allergan and pharmacies CVS and Walgreens. Following successful state sign-on and subdivision sign-on periods, the defendants have committed to the deal and will start releasing funds to a national administrator [&hel[...]

Nov 2, 2022

CVS, Walgreens announce opioid settlements totaling $10B

Two of the largest U.S. pharmacy chains, CVS Health and Walgreen Co., announced agreements in principle Wednesday to pay about $5 billion each to settle lawsuits nationwide over the toll of opioids, and a lawyer said Walmart is in discussions for a deal.

Sep 23, 2022

Advocates seek more say in how opioid settlements are spent

The tattoos on Billie Stafford's hands — inspired by street art and full of references to her work helping prevent drug-related deaths — have become an indelible memorial to the friend who inked them and the opioid crisis that killed him in April.

Sep 8, 2022

Wisconsin lawmakers approve opioid settlement spending plan

The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee unanimously approved a spending plan Thursday for $31 million the state expects to receive this year from a multi-state settlement with drug manufacturers over their role in the opioid crisis.

Aug 18, 2022

Republicans block Evers spending plan for opioid settlement

The Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee objected Wednesday to Gov. Tony Evers' plans to spend $31 million Wisconsin is slated to receive in a multi-state settlement with drug manufacturers over their role in the opioid crisis.

Aug 1, 2022

States reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

A former opioid manufacturer has agreed in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices, state attorneys general announced Friday.

Jul 27, 2022

Opioids maker agrees to $4.25 billion settlement

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has reached an agreement in principle on key financial terms with opioid maker Teva, which would provide up to $4.25 billion to participating states and local governments.

Apr 5, 2022

Listening sessions held on opioid epidemic in Wisconsin

State officials have come up with a list of recommendations on how to respond to the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin after holding a series of listening sessions and hearing from those who have struggled with addiction.

Nov 24, 2021

Public nuisance laws in opioid cases give hope to both sides

A jury's finding this week that three major pharmacy chains are responsible for contributing to the scourge of opioid addiction in two Ohio counties may be just the beginning of a protracted legal battle that ultimately could leave the communities no better off.

Jul 22, 2021

Opioid settlement expected to net $400M for Wisconsin

Wisconsin will receive about $400 million as part of a proposed $26 billion national legal settlement over the opioid crisis, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Wednesday.

Jul 20, 2021

US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they were on the verge of a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

Jun 30, 2021

Evers signs bill authorizing Wisconsin participation in opioid MDL settlement

Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill that authorizes Wisconsin's participation in a settlement in a prescription opioid multidistrict litigation case.


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