Listen: Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 million to settle opioid claims
"A major drug company will pay the state of Oklahoma eighty five million dollars to settle legal claims tied to the opioid epidemic. North country. Public radio's Brian man reports Teva pharmaceuticals agreed to the deal just days before trial was set to begin Oklahoma's one of dozens of states suing drugmakers for allegedly spurring the deadly opioid epidemic with their aggressive marketing of addictive. Medications in March Purdue pharma settled with Oklahoma for two hundred seventy million dollars. Now, Teva pharmaceuticals as agreed to pay eighty five million dollars money that will go to help communities recovering from high rates of. Addiction in a statement have denied any role in the crisis. But the company still faces opioid related lawsuits around the US a major opioid trial will still begin on Tuesday in Norman Oklahoma focused now on a single company. Johnson and Johnson, the nation's largest drug maker, which is also denied any"