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Two drug makers and the nation’s three largest distributors are offering $22 billion in cash as well as medicines and services they value at $28 billion to resolve lawsuits alleging the industry fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, Reuters reports. McKesson (MCK), Cardinal Health (CAH), and AmerisourceBergen (ABC) offered to pay $18 billion in cash over 18 years, while Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) would pay $4 billion in cash, and Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) offered to give away medicines it values at $15 billion and provide distribution services valued in the billions.

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