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J&J and others reportedly on verge of $26bn US opioid settlement

  • Drugmaker and distribution companies said to be close to deal
  • Thousands of lawsuits filed by victims of over US opioid crisis

The three biggest US drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26bn settlement covering thousands of lawsuits over the opioids crisis in the US, two people with knowledge of the plans told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

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