On Tuesday, drugmaker Endo International said it had agreed to pay up to $65 million to resolve claims by the state of Florida and local governments that it had contributed to the US opioid epidemic.
The deal comes as one of many in recent months as the drugmaker works to resolve several similar cases. In December, Endo agreed to pay $63 million to resolve almost an identical claim by the state of Texas. The drugmaker also agreed to pay out $50 million to New York state in September.
Endo’s settlement with Florida included no admission of wrongdoing. The drugmaker reiterated that its goal was to achieve a global opioid settlement.
Recently, thousands of lawsuits have been filed seeking to hold drugmakers, drug distributors, and pharmacies accountable for the opioid crisis running rampant across the United States.