Cherokee Nation reaches $75M settlement with drug companies


Hi Mike Ross you're reporting Cherokee Nation reaches a settlement with three drug companies the Cherokee Nation has announced a seventy five million dollar settlement with three opioid distributors resolving opioid related claims against the companies the settlement the largest in Cherokee Nation history is with McKesson corporation cardinal health and AmerisourceBergen drug corporation the settlement will be paid out over six and a half years in a lawsuit filed in twenty seventeen Cherokee Nation alleged the three companies and several pharmacy companies contributed to an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse Cherokee Nation also has claims against Walmart Walgreens and CVS that are pending hi Mike Rossio

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