Imagine being offered an $18 billion settlement
by some of the biggest drug companies in America, then telling those companies that the offer isn’t enough to resolve a problem they created. On paper and in dollar signs, $18 billion sure looks like a lot of money, and the combination of McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen Corp were hoping it would suffice. Until 21 states, Florida included, went on record as saying no.
According to the Los Angeles Times:
The distributors’ offer is part of a roughly $50-billion proposal to resolve more than 2,000 suits filed by state and local governments seeking to recoup billions in tax dollars they have spent addressing costs of the U.S. opioid epidemic.
And that’s just it. States are dealing with losses well beyond the $18 billion proposal. More than that, states are not looking to merely pacify their citizens, but to compensate losses and restore health, across a myriad of communities who have suffered and are still suffering. The consequences of the opioid crisis are far-reaching and states are prepared for the long haul of fixing the wrongs these companies are alleged to have introduced.
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