July 21 (Reuters) - State attorneys general on Wednesday unveiled a $26 billion settlement with the three largest U.S. drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson to resolve thousands of lawsuits by states and local governments over the companies' role in the country's opioid painkiller crisis. read more
The following is a list of major companies that were alleged to have contributed to the crisis and the legal settlements or judgments involving those companies.
Drug distributors and pharmacy chains have been accused of lax controls that contributed to addictive painkillers being diverted to illegal channels. Drugmakers have been accused of deceptively marketing their prescription painkillers by downplaying the risks of addiction.