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Newtown Supervisors Agree to Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

Newtown Supervisors Agree to Opioid Lawsuit Settlement | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

The township will receive $250,000 over 18 years. What can it be spent on?

 

At the December 12, 2018, public meeting, the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted 4 to 1 (Kyle Davis voted no, I and my 3 fellow Democrats vote yes) to authorize Mark J Bern Partners, LLP. and Cordisco & Saile, LLC, to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers, promoters, and distributors of synthetic prescription Opioid medication on behalf of Newtown Township (read "Newtown Township Joins Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors"; https://www.johnmacknewtown.info/blog/?viewDetailed=201812141053).

 

Three years later – at the December 22, 2021, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) public meeting – the supervisors voted to authorize the signing of a settlement agreement with Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies (“collectively J&J”) and opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson.

 

If all conditions are satisfied, the comprehensive settlement agreement would result in the settlement of a substantial majority of opioid lawsuits filed by state and local governmental entities.

 

Pennsylvania will receive $1,070,609,642.

 

Municipalities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000, which includes Newtown Township, will receive $200,000 from the Distributors Settlement Agreement and $50,000 from the J&J Settlement Agreement for a total of $250,000.

 

More details, including a list of things the money can be spent on...

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