J&J to pay $150 million settlement to Native American tribes


All federally recognized tribes will be permitted to receive money from the settlements, regardless of whether they filed lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, according to the filing, made in the U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

Under the settlement, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $150 million to tribes over two years. Distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp., McKesson Corp. and Cardinal Health, Inc. will pay more than $439.9 million over seven years. It is separate from a previous $75 million settlement reached between the distributors and the Cherokee Nation.

The deal follows a historic $26 billion settlement that the four companies reached last July with states including Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Louisiana, Delaware and Connecticut.

Native American Tribes Reach $590 Million Opioid Settlement With J&J, Drug Distributors – WSJ