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News of the Day February 28, 2020
Wisconsin Among States to Settle with Opioid Pain Pill Maker

The state of Wisconsin is going to get a share of a $1.6 billion settlement with the largest maker of generic opioid pain pills in the U.S.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced the settlement framework on Wednesday.

The company, Mallinckrodt, will pay $1.6 billion into a trust that will be used to help cover the costs of the opioid crisis in individual states.

“Getting accountability from pharmaceutical companies is an important part of our strategy for fighting the opioid epidemic,” Kaul said. “With this agreement, more resources will be available to help combat this crisis.”

The settlement also binds Mallinckrodt to future limits on how it can market and sell its opioid pain pills. 

Wisconsin is one of several states suing the makers of opioid pain pills for the damage those drugs caused.

Last year, Kaul joined a multi-state investigation into opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson. Wisconsin also joined the lawsuit against two Purdue Pharma entities, and the company’s Richard Sackler for deceptive and false marketing practices in the sale of opioids.

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