Florida has reached two separate opioid settlement agreements totaling more than $360 million with Johnson & Johnson and Endo Health Solutions, Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office announced.
The settlement with Johnson & Johnson is for nearly $300 million; the settlement with Endo Health Solutions is $65 million. Both related to their alleged involvement with the national opioid crisis and in Florida.
“The national opioid crisis is wreaking havoc on families across this country,” Moody said in a statement. The settlements were the outworking of her office’s efforts “to hold companies that helped fuel this crisis responsible for their actions,” she said, “so we can secure funds to help restore communities devastated by opioid abuse.”