Iowa Reaches $42.6 Million Agreement With Two Opioid Manufacturers

New rules now apply to opioid manufacturers in Iowa. On Tuesday, the Iowa Attorney General’s office announced that Iowa will receive $42.6 million from a statewide settlement with drug companies Teva and Allergan. “I am pleased to announce my support for this significant resolution negotiated by a bipartisan group of AGs. Not only will these settlements provide $6.6 billion nationwide to address the opioid crisis, but they will also require changes to reduce the risk of patient addiction,” Miller said. “We have held Teva and Allergan accountable for misleading marketing of opioids and failure to maintain effective controls to prevent diversion. And we will continue to make sure victims of this epidemic get the help they need.” The settlement was reached in July, but the attorney general just reached a settlement on the amount of money for Iowa. As part of this settlement, the companies agreed to restrict how they market and sell opioids in our state. Teva agreed to stop marketing opioids; Allergan agreed to stop selling. So far in 2022, there have been 161 opioid-related deaths, according to the state. More information about the comparisons can be found here.

New rules now apply to opioid manufacturers in Iowa.

On Tuesday, the Iowa Attorney General’s office announced that Iowa will receive $42.6 million from a statewide settlement with drug companies Teva and Allergan.

“I am pleased to announce my support for this significant resolution negotiated by a bipartisan group of AGs. Not only will these settlements provide $6.6 billion nationwide to address the opioid crisis, but they will also require changes to reduce the risk of patient addiction,” Miller said. “We have held Teva and Allergan accountable for misleading marketing of opioids and failure to maintain effective controls to prevent diversion. And we will continue to make sure victims of this epidemic get the help they need.”

The settlement was reached in July, but the attorney general just reached a settlement on the amount of money for Iowa.

As part of this settlement, the companies agreed to restrict how they market and sell opioids in our state.

Teva agreed to stop marketing opioids; Allergan agreed to stop selling.

So far in 2022, there have been 161 opioid-related deaths, according to the state.

More information about the settlements can be found here.

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