Johnson & Johnson to pay $39M to settle New Hampshire opioid allegations

Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based subsidiary Janssen have reached a settlement agreement with the State of New Hampshire to resolve opioid allegations. 

J&J will pay $39 million and an additional roughly $1.5 million to New Hampshire under the deal, which relates to a suit filed in 2018. New Hampshire will be reimbursed for the latter sum because the state did not participate in a nationwide settlement fund. 

The company has announced a series of similar recent settlements of opioid allegations. Toward the beginning of the year, Johnson & Johnson and drug distributors agreed to pay $590 million in an opioid settlement agreement with U.S. tribes. In April, J&J reached a deal with West Virginia to pay $99 million to resolve opioid-related claims. In the same month, it reached an opioid deal worth $77 million with Alabama. Finally, in July, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $26 billion settlement with J&J and other companies …

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