Oct. 21, 2019 – AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC), Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) and McKesson (NYSE: MCK) announced this morning that they have agreed to a $215 million settlement with two Ohio counties, Cuyahoga and Summit, in the first track of the multi-district opioid litigation. With this settlement agreed upon, the companies and the other parties will now continue the work toward a global resolution.

While the companies strongly dispute the allegations made by the two counties, they believe settling the bellwether trial is an important stepping stone to achieving a global resolution and delivering meaningful relief. The companies expect settlement funds to be used in support of initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, including treatment, rehabilitation, mental health and other important efforts.

The distributors remain deeply concerned about the impact the opioid epidemic is having on families and communities across the nation – and are committed to being part of the solution.


Third-party Perspectives

McKesson Statements

  • Opioid Resources

    McKesson’s Opioid Initiatives, New Foundation

    Learn more about how McKesson’s new company initiatives will help fight the opioid epidemic, including the formation of a foundation dedicated to combating the crisis.

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    Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

    McKesson works closely with pharmacies and manufacturers to ensure pharmacies have the medications their patients need. See how medications move through the supply chain.

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    Controlled Substance Monitoring Program

    Our CSMP uses sophisticated algorithms designed to monitor for suspicious orders, and block the shipment of controlled substances.

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    Opioid Policy Recommendations

    McKesson has offered policy recommendations that can improve prescribing and dispensing practices, limit the supply of opioids and facilitate better information sharing.

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    Partnering Against Opioid Abuse

    The opioid epidemic won’t be solved by any one participant or idea. McKesson is partnering with others to deploy the best thinking across the country and advance meaningful solutions.

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  • VIDEO

    James LeBrocq: A Brighter Future for Youth

    McKesson Community Hero James LeBrocq works one-on-one with young people to help them overcome opioid abuse and integrate into society.

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