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States Expected To Accept Major Settlement From Pharmaceutical Companies Surrounding Opioid Crisis

Nearly 40 states in the U.S. are expected to accept a $26 billion settlement from major pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson.

The companies were sued for their role in fueling the opioid crisis, which has seen the deaths of thousands since 1999.

Here & Now‘s Callum Borchers talks with NPR’s Brian Mann.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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