Drugmaker says price tag to settle thousands of opioid lawsuits could total $21B

The Hill: Drug distributor McKesson said Tuesday that it and other pharmaceutical companies could have to pay up to $21 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the opioid crisis.

In a new quarterly report, McKesson said that it would pay about $8 billion of the $21 billion total settlement over the next 18 years. This marks an increase from the $6.68 billion McKesson was initially set to pay when the settlement framework was first proposed last year.

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