Authored By: Ollie Lammers
According to Reuters, an Oklahoma judge recently approved an $85 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, resolving claims by the state attorney general that the company helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic.
The settlement resolved claims that Teva and other drug companies aided in causing the opioid epidemic. The case claimed the company was marketing opioids as safe and effective for everyday pain and downplaying the addictive qualities of the drug.
Teva’s settlement money will be deposited in a fund with the state and can only be used to address the opioid epidemic.
Teva did not admit any wrongdoing.
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