Notable Opioid Settlements

Opioids took the US by storm and for the last 20 years, the country has been fighting to balance their use in pain management and their risk of addiction. As a result, lawsuits have been opened up against pharmaceutical companies involved in the opioid pipeline. Thousands of cases have been opened, but few opioid settlements have gained as much attention or resulted in as many repercussions as those listed here.

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1st Step Behavioral Health

Pompano Beach, FL

Full Spectrum of Care

844-334-8400

Recovery Unplugged Nashville

Nashville, TN

Full Spectrum of Care

877-463-0080

Wellness Counseling & Residential Detox

Stuart, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

855-937-0191

Newport Institute for Young Adults – Southern California

Santa Ana, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

877-604-7184

Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital

Norcross, GA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-337-9509

Indiana Center for Recovery

Bloomington, IN

Full Spectrum of Care

866-657-4490

The Haven Detox

West Palm Beach, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

855-409-5866

Silver Lining Recovery

Huntington Beach, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-940-0031

Steps Recovery Center

Payson, UT

Full Spectrum of Care

877-696-0054

Huntington Creek Recovery Center

Shickshinny, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-892-1288

Wish Recovery

Northridge, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-933-2789

Bluff Plantation

Augusta, GA

Inpatient

855-331-2490

Recovery Unplugged Lake Worth Detox, Rehab, and Treatment Center

Lake Worth, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

888-283-0199

Mount Regis Center

Salem, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

877-539-2026

Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab

Calistoga, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-766-4576

North Tampa Behavioral Health

Tampa, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

844-870-8069

Boca Recovery Center – Florida

Boca Raton, FL

Full Spectrum of Care

888-608-4977

Northbound Treatment Services

Irvine, CA

Full Spectrum of Care

877-918-9085

Denver Recovery Center

Denver, CO

Multiple Levels of Care

855-729-4891

Northeast Addiction Treatment Center

Quincy, MA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-831-4406

Sunflower Wellness Retreat

Osawatomie, KS

Multiple Levels of Care

888-411-9183

Cornerstone Healing Center

Scottsdale, AZ

Multiple Levels of Care

844-931-1105

Riverwalk Ranch

Mansfield, TX

Multiple Levels of Care

866-634-7479

Wilmington Treatment Center

Wilmington, NC

Multiple Levels of Care

877-257-1203

Bayside Marin Treatment Center

San Rafael, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

866-886-6071

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems

Lafayette, LA

Multiple Levels of Care

888-494-6620

Dana Point Rehab Campus

Dana Point, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

866-944-2609

Clear Life Recovery

Costa Mesa, CA

Full Spectrum of Care

888-638-7182

Right Path Addiction Treatment Centers

Virginia Beach, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-982-0704

New England Recovery & Wellness

Concord, NH

Multiple Levels of Care

844-408-1433

Northlake Behavioral Health System

Baton Rouge, LA

Full Spectrum of Care

855-402-5289

JourneyPure – Florida

Melbourne, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

(844) 899-9541

Annie’s House – A Steps Recovery Center

Draper, UT

Full Spectrum of Care

866-922-0448

Ambrosia Treatment Center – Northeast

Philadelphia, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

866-970-0918

Ambrosia Treatment Center – Westcoast

Beverly Hills, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

866-970-0918

Amethyst Recovery

Port St. Lucie, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

888-965-6726

Colorado Medicated Assisted Recovery

Thornton, CO

Intensive Outpatient

877-757-0618

Rebound Behavioral Health Hospital

Lancaster, SC

Multiple Levels of Care

855-336-7623

Aion Recovery

Lantana, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

844-222-8954

Oceanside Malibu

Malibu, CA

Full Spectrum of Care

866-275-3956

The Camp Recovery Center

Scotts Valley, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

877-282-5771

Beachside Rehab

Fort Pierce, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

888-452-3049

Recovery Unplugged Fort Lauderdale

Fourt Lauderdale, FL

Full Spectrum of Care

855-900-6613

Recovery Unplugged – Austin Detox

Austin, TX

Detox

855-958-1650

TruVida Recovery

Lake Forest, CA

Full Spectrum of Care

888-717-0038

Burkwood Treatment Center

Hudson, WI

Residential

844-251-2961

United Recovery Project

Hollywood, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

877-586-7043

Newport Institute for Young Adults – Northern California

Sunol, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

877-604-7184

Delta Med Center

Memphis, TN

Outpatient

877-235-0382

Southwest Wellness Group

Phoenix, AZ

Multiple Levels of Care

855-518-1067

Park Royal Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

844-763-3294

Bradford Recovery Center

Millerton, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-769-9928

Pocono Mountain Recovery Center

Henryville, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-589-1547

Treasure Valley Recovery

Nampa, ID

Multiple Levels of Care

855-248-2193

Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital

Valdosta, GA

Multiple Levels of Care

866-692-1694

Starlite Recovery Center

Center Point, TX

Multiple Levels of Care

855-349-1116

Boca Recovery Center – New Jersey

Galloway, NJ

Full Spectrum of Care

855-628-9076

Life Center of Galax

Galax, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-428-7940

The Recovery Team

Lake Park, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

844-999-2545

Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center

Williamsburg, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-225-6578

The Poseidon Method

Mykonos, Greece

Full Spectrum of Care

202-370-7462

Ambrosia Treatment Center

West Palm Beach, FL

Inpatient

866-970-0918

White Deer Run

Allenwood, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

877-638-3697

Southeast Addiction Center

Atlanta, GA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-614-6174

America’s Rehab Campuses

Tucson, AZ

Multiple Levels of Care

877-484-7367

Moonlight Mountain Recovery

Pocatello, ID

Multiple Levels of Care

866-831-4706

Recovery Unplugged Austin Rehab Center

Austin, TX

Multiple Levels of Care

844-817-9493

The Harrison House of Northern Virginia

Annandale, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-734-4364

SOBA New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

Multiple Levels of Care

888-341-1174

Newport Academy – Teen Rehab Center

Bethlehem, CT

Multiple Levels of Care

866-604-7184

Keystone Treatment Center

Canton, SD

Multiple Levels of Care

855-417-3666

Steps Recovery Center – St. George

St. George, UT

Full Spectrum of Care

844-919-0017

Department of Justice v. McKesson Corporation (1/17/17)

Description

McKesson did not adhere to an effective strategy of monitoring suspicious orders, allowing too many opioid orders to go through. This negligence is in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Plaintiff(s)

Department of Justice.

Defendant(s)

McKesson Corporation.

Jurisdiction

National.

Results

McKesson settled all civil charges with a payment of $150 million.

State of West Virginia v. Mckesson Corporation (1/11/18)

Description

West Virginia accused McKesson Pharmaceutical of shipping over 100 million opioid doses into small towns throughout the state.

Plaintiff(s)

State of West Virginia, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.

Defendant(s)

McKesson Corporation.

Jurisdiction

West Virginia

Results

McKesson will pay $37 million to WV over a period of 5 years.

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Manhattan DEA v. Rochester Drug Co-op. (4/23/19)

Description

The former executive officers and the company as a whole are charged with unlawful distribution of opioids.

Plaintiff(s)

Manhattan Attorney General and Manhattan DEA.

Defendant(s)

Rochester Drug Co-op., Laurence F. Doud III, and William Pietruzewski

Jurisdiction

New York City, New York.

Results

Rochester Drug Coop will pay $20 million to the government while the former executives face up to 15 years in jail each.

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Federal Government v. Insys (6/5/19)

Description

Insys violated the False Claims Act because of the unlawful monetary kickbacks it was giving prescribing health professionals in order to encourage them to prescribe Subsys, their opioid product.

Plaintiff(s)

Department of Justice

Defendant(s)

Insys and company CEO: John Kapoor.

Jurisdiction

National.

Results

Insys settled for a payment of $225 million in order to avoid criminal and civil investigations. Kapoor was sentenced to 66 months in prison.

State of Oklahoma et al. v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. (6/24/19)

Description

State of OK sued Purdue et al on fraud charges accusing the defendants of aggressively marketing opioids they knew would be problematic from the public.

Plaintiff(s)

Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

Defendant(s)

Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma INC, The Purdue Frederick Company, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA INC., Cephalon, INC., Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals INC., Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, INC., Janssen Pharmeceutica, Allergan PLC., Watson Laboratories, INC., Actavis LLC., Actavis Pharma, INC.

Jurisdiction

Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

Results

$270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma, $85 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Federal Government v. Reckitt Benckiser (7/11/19)

Description

The global conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser marketed the recovery opioid Suboxone aggressively in the US and served as a driving force for the opioid crisis.

Plaintiff(s)

Department of Justice.

Defendant(s)

Reckitt Benckiser and subsidiary Indivior Inc.

Jurisdiction

National.

Results

A total settlement of $1.4 billion in proceed forfeiture and civil settlements with the states and federal government. This is the largest opioid related settlement in history.

Ohio Counties v. Johnson & Johnson (10/1/19)

Description

The two Ohio Counties believe Johnson & Johnson bear responsibility for fueling the opioid epidemic throughout their communities

Plaintiff(s)

Cuyahoga and Summit County, Ohio

Defendant(s)

Johnson & Johnson

Jurisdiction

Cuyahoga County, Summit county, Ohio.

Results

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay a settlement of $10 million to each county and $5 million for both to cover litigation fees.

The National Prescription Opiate Litigation: MDL 2804 (2020+)

Description

Plaintiff alleges every party involved in the opioid pipeline grossly misrepresented the damage long term opioid use could cause.

Plaintiff(s)

Counties, cities, Native American tribes, and individual citizens throughout the US.

Defendant(s)

Opioid manufacturers, opioid distributors, prescribing doctors, chain pharmacies.

Jurisdiction

National.

Results

Ongoing.

Your Experience with Opioids

If you or a loved one have been harmed by opioids, check our How to Join a Class Action page to find resources on your legal recourse options related to opioid settlements. If opioids are still an active issue in your life it’s not too late to make a change. Opioid use disorders are dangerous and can lead to serious long term consequences, even death. Reach out to a qualified treatment provider today to discover the next steps in your healing process.

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