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Texas, along with a broad coalition of states and subdivisions, has now reached final agreements with eleven companies to resolve legal claims for their role in the opioid crisis. Four agreements are with opioid manufacturers Johnson & Johnson, Endo, Teva, and Allergan. There is a separate agreement with three major pharmaceutical distributors: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson, as well as a settlement reached through bankruptcy with Mallinckrodt, a manufacturer and distributor. Finally, there are three separate settlements with pharmacies CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart.


Nationally, the agreements reached with manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies provide for nearly $50 billion in payments for states and local governments. Funding is distributed to states according to the allocation agreement reached among the Attorneys General. A subdivisions can only participate in the agreements if their state participates. The recent settlements with Allergan, CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens brings Texas’ combined share to almost $3 billion, with Allergan paying $135 million, CVS paying $304 million, Walgreens paying $340 million, and Walmart paying $170 million. Distribution within Texas is governed by the Texas Term Sheet, an intrastate agreement between the state and litigating subdivisions, and administered by the Opioid Council. The funding must be used to support any of a wide variety of strategies to fight the opioid crisis. Separate provisions exist to compensate attorneys who have pursued opioid litigation on behalf of states and local governments. The more subdivisions that join the settlements, the more money everyone in Texas will receive. Future opioid litigation by non-participating entities may result in suspension and reduction of future payments. Even without full resolution of claims, states and subdivisions can still receive substantial payments by resolving a significant portion of current and future claims.


All the settlement agreements contain industry-changing injunctive terms. The distributors will be subject to more oversight and accountability, including an independent monitor, to prevent deliveries of opioids to pharmacies where diversion and misuse occur. They will be required to establish and fund an independent clearinghouse to track opioid distribution nationwide and flag suspicious orders. The pharmacies will also be subject to this oversight and will be participating in the clearinghouse. J&J, Endo, Teva, and Allergan will be prohibited from selling or promoting opioids.


To officially join the Allergan, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart settlements, you need to:
1. Sign the Subdivision Participation Form (one for Allergan, one for CVS, one for Walgreens, and one for Walmart);
2. Return all four documents to [email protected] no later than April 18, 2023.

*Note, if you have previously adopted the Texas Term Sheet to join the Distributors, J&J, Teva, and/or Endo settlements, there is no need to readopt the Texas Term Sheet and/or resend that Term Sheet to OAG for Allergan, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart settlements.


To officially join the Teva settlements, you need to:
1. Sign the Teva TX Subdivision Release Form;
2. Return the Teva TX Subdivision Release Form to [email protected]
*Note, if you have previously adopted the Texas Term Sheet to join the Distributors and J&J settlements, there is no need to readopt the Texas Term Sheet and/or resend that Term Sheet to OAG for the Teva settlement.

The deadline for subdivisions in Texas to sign on to the Teva settlement was March 10, 2022. If your subdivision has not yet joined, you may still have an opportunity to do so. Please get these documents emailed to [email protected]  as soon as possible.


To officially join the Endo settlements, you need to:
1. Sign the Endo TX Subdivision Release Form;
2. Return the Endo TX Subdivision Release Form to [email protected]
*Note, if you have previously adopted the Texas Term Sheet to join the Distributors and J&J settlements, there is no need to readopt the Texas Term Sheet and/or resend that Term Sheet to OAG for the Endo settlement.

The deadline for subdivisions in Texas to sign on to the Endo settlement was March 10, 2022. If your subdivision has not yet joined, you may still have an opportunity to do so. Please get these documents emailed to [email protected]  as soon as possible.


To officially join the Distributors and J&J settlements, you need to:
1. Sign the Subdivision Settlement Participation Forms (one for JNJ and one for the Distributors);
2. Adopt the Texas Term Sheet and its intrastate allocation schedule;
3. Return all three documents (the Subdivision Participation Form JNJ, the Subdivision Settlement Participation Form Distributors, and your resolution adopting the Texas Term Sheet) to [email protected].

Subdivisions in participating states had through January 26, 2022, to join. If your subdivision has not yet joined, you may still have an opportunity to do so. Please get these documents emailed to [email protected] as soon as possible.


General Opioid Settlement Information and Documents:
• Global Opioid Settlement PowerPoint Presentation
• Opioid Settlement One Pager
• List of Uses for Opioid Remediation Funds
• Texas Term Sheet
• Sample Resolution

2023 Global Opioid Settlement Information and Documents:
Final Allergan Global Settlement Agreement
Final CVS Global Settlement Agreement
Final Walgreens Settlement Agreement
Final Walmart Settlement Agreement
Subdivision Participation Form (Allergan)
• Subdivision Participation Form (CVS)
• Subdivision Participation Form (Walgreens)
Subdivision Participation Form (Walmart)

Distributor and J&J/Janssen Settlement Documents:
• Final Distributor Settlement Agreement
• Final Janssen Settlement Term Sheet
• Subdivision Participation Form (JNJ)
• Subdivision Participation Form (Distributors)

Endo Settlement Documents:
• Endo TX Subdivision Release Form
• Final Endo Settlement Term Sheet

Teva Settlement Documents:
Final Teva Settlement Term Sheet
Teva TX Subdivision Release Form

(Janssen & Distributor Settlements)

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