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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Suchy

McKinsey National Prescription Opiate Consultant Settlement-Third Party Payors

McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Prescription Opiate Consultant Litigation (3:21-md-02996-CRB)


In a significant move for third-party payors (i.e., health insurance plans), global consulting firm McKinsey & Company has settled with third-party payors for their alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic by advising pharmaceutical companies on how to increase the sale of opioids.

The $78 million settlement is the first opioid-related settlement for third-party payors in the country.

Another sprawling multi-district litigation relating to the opioid epidemic, the National Prescription Opiate Litigation based in Ohio, continues its nationwide litigation against pharmaceutical companies, on behalf of parties including third-party payors. MCAG continues to monitor this case for settlement opportunities.

Settlement Fund: $78 million

Date Range: June 1, 2009 through October 31, 2023

Filing Deadline: December 15, 2024

Class: All entities that paid and/or reimbursed for (a) opioid prescription drugs manufactured, marketed, sold, or distributed by the Opioid Marketing Enterprise Members (Purdue, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, Cephalon, Endo, and Mallinckrodt), for purposes other than resale, and/or (b) paid or incurred costs for treatment related to the misuse, addiction, and/or overdose of opioid drugs, on behalf of individual beneficiaries, insureds, and/or members, during the period June 1, 2009 to October 31, 2023.

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