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October 15, 2020

Johnson & Johnson add $1 Billion to Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

Johnson & Johnson will provide an additional $1 billion to settle opioid lawsuits, bringing its total contribution to  $5 billion. Officials with Johnson & Johnson stated that “[t]his additional amount results from continued negotiations and is intended to maximize participation in the settlement.” This additional money comes weeks after they lost their first case to go to trial. Johnson & Johnson still has over 2,000 pending opioid lawsuits.