Natve American Tribes Reach Opioid Settlement

Published: Feb. 1, 2022 at 4:52 PM CST
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(AP) - Native American tribes in the U.S. have reached settlements worth $590 million over opioids.

A federal court filing made Tuesday in Cleveland lays out the details of the settlements with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and distribution companies AmerisoruceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson.

The same companies are close to final approval of a $26 billion settlement with state and local governments of claims about their roles in a crisis linked to more than 500,000 deaths in the U.S. Some tribes have been hit particularly hard by the overdose and addiction crisis.

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