Alabama getting $1.4M in nationwide settlement with Suboxone maker
Alabama is among the 42 states part of a nationwide $102.5 million settlement with the maker opioid addiction medication Suboxone.
State Attorney General Steve Marshall on Tuesday announced Alabama is getting just under $1.4 million from the settlement with drug maker Indivior Inc.
“Indivior Inc. illegally exploited the market to maintain its monopoly of Suboxone, restricting critical access to this lifesaving drug,” said Marshall in a statement. “I will continue to hold drug manufacturers accountable when they break the law and harm our people.”
In 2016, the states filed a complaint against Indivior alleging that it used illegal means to switch the Suboxone market from tablets to film while attempting to destroy the market for tablets. A trial was set for September 2023.
In addition to Alabama, the lawsuit was led by Wisconsin and joined by Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.