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AG Pax­ton: Updat­ed Set­tle­ment Reached with Opi­oid Man­u­fac­tur­er Mallinck­rodt Fol­low­ing Com­pa­ny Bankruptcy

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced an update to a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and the opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and other affiliates.

October 12, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds $1.6 Bil­lion Glob­al Set­tle­ment with Opi­oid Manufacturer

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates.

February 25, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: All U.S. Attor­neys Gen­er­al Call on Con­gress to Pass Bipar­ti­san FIGHT Fen­tanyl Act

Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined all 56 attorneys general in calling for Congress to pass the bipartisan Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act.

December 11, 2019 | Noteworthy

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton Issues State­ment on Chap­ter 11 Bank­rupt­cy Fil­ing of Pur­due Pharma

Attorney General Paxton released the following statement in response to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Purdue Pharma and all affiliated U.S. companies in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

September 16, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Announces Med­ic­aid Fraud Suit Against Opi­oid Man­u­fac­tur­er John­son & Johnson

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office filed a civil Medicaid fraud lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for misrepresentations made to the Texas Medicaid program about their dangerous opioid drug, Duragesic.

September 04, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins U.S. AG Ses­sions at Press Con­fer­ence Announc­ing DOJ’s New Steps to Com­bat the Nation’s Opi­oid Epidemic

“I shouldn't have to tell another story like this one, nor should anyone else,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The opioid crisis demands the attention of federal, state, local and private sector leaders. My office will continue to do everything it can to protect Texans from the opioid crisis.”

February 27, 2018