State and local governments across the U.S. have reached an agreement with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen that will provide up to $26 billion to fight the opioid epidemic, the parties involved announced. The agreement settles claims of nearly 4,000 state and local governments that filed lawsuits in federal and state courts. The governments had alleged that Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, provided a cascading amount of misleading information that spurred and supported the opioid epidemic. The governments had also claimed that McKesson,
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