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Pax­ton Announces Agree­ment in Prin­ci­ple in Opi­oid Set­tle­ment with CVS Phar­ma­cy; Texas to Receive $276 mil­lion Under Pro­posed Deal

Attorney General Paxton announced plans to enter into a $5.034 billion multistate settlement with CVS Pharmacy for its role in the nationwide opioid epidemic, with over $276 million designated for Texas.

November 02, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Launch­es Fri­day Night Lights Against Opi­oids” Coali­tion to Help Fight Opi­oid Epi­dem­ic, Espe­cial­ly Among Young Peo­ple and Stu­dent Athletes

Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched the “Friday Night Lights Against Opioids” coalition and a large-scale pilot program to help stop the opioid epidemic from destroying Texas communities and hurting our young people—especially student athletes.

October 12, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces $2.37 Bil­lion Agree­ment to Set­tle with For­mer Opi­oid Maker

For the second time this week, Attorney General Paxton and a bipartisan group of attorneys general announced an agreement in principle to address the opioid crisis

July 29, 2022 | Press Release

Opi­oids Mak­er Teva Agrees to $4.25 bil­lion set­tle­ment: Pre­lim­i­nary Agree­ment Will Pro­vide Cash and Nalox­one to Address Opi­oids Crisis

Attorney General Paxton has reached an agreement on key financial terms with opioid maker Teva, which would provide up to $4.25 billion to participating states and local governments.

July 29, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Launch­es Inves­ti­ga­tion Into Wal­mart for Poten­tial­ly Deceiv­ing Tex­ans About Opioids

Today Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to Walmart for potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) relating to the promotion, sale, dispensing, and distribution of prescription opioids.   

June 28, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Secures $1.167 Bil­lion for Texas in Glob­al Opi­oid Agreement 

Attorney General Paxton successfully secured $1.167 billion for Texas out of the $26 billion opioid agreement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen.

February 16, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Reach­es Anoth­er Opi­oid Set­tle­ment for Texas; $225 Mil­lion Against Teva

Attorney General Paxton has reached an opioid settlement of $225 million with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. General Paxton has fought for Texans who have been impacted by the improper marketing of opioids manufactured by the pharmaceutical companies, which have caused the tragic deaths of several thousand people every year.

February 07, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Secures $63 Mil­lion Statewide Opi­oid Settlement

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a $63 million statewide opioid settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The agreement will largely track the terms of the Global Prescription Opioid Litigation Settlement Agreement that was announced on July 23, 2021.

December 23, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces Details of $290 Mil­lion Opi­oid Settlement

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a $290 million statewide opioid settlement agreement with Johnson & Johnson to resolve opioid-related claims.

October 26, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins $21 Bil­lion Opi­oid Dis­trib­u­tor Settlement

Following on his previous announcement, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his intention to join the $21 billion opioid distributor settlement in a press conference on Thursday.

August 05, 2021 | Press Release