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Teva enters billion-dollar settlement in US opioid case

The Israeli pharmaceutical firm maintains its innocence in the opioid health crisis in the US but has agreed to pay USD 4.25bn over the next 13 years in a national settlement.

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Teva has entered a settlement to resolve an abundance of lawsuits filed by state and local governments in the US, according to the firm’s second quarterly report on Tuesday.

Under the deal, the Israeli pharmaceutical firm will pay USD 4.25bn to end allegations concerning its role in the opioid crisis in the US, which entailed thousands of Americans becoming addicted to opioid pain relievers.

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