Holding Corporations Accountable

Attorney General Josh Stein has worked across state and party lines to hold corporations accountable for their role in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic and to bring much-needed resources to North Carolina communities to combat the opioid crisis.

Distributor/J&J Settlements

Attorney General Stein helped lead negotiations for a $26 billion agreement with the three largest drug distributors (McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen) and manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

NC Memorandum of Agreement

In April 2021, Attorney General Josh Stein and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners unveiled a Memorandum of Agreement (NC MOA) governing how North Carolina uses the proceeds of the distributor and J&J settlements and opioid companies’ bankruptcy resolutions.

McKinsey & Mallinckrodt

Attorney General Josh Stein helped negotiate settlements with the consulting company McKinsey & Company and the opioid maker Mallinckrodt, bringing millions of dollars to North Carolina to address the opioid epidemic.

Purdue, Teva, Allergan & Endo

Attorney General Josh Stein has reached agreements in principal with opioid makers Purdue Pharma, Teva, Allergan, and Endo.

Local Government Resources and Reporting

The NC Opioid Settlement dashboard offers resources and data to counties and municipalities receiving opioid settlement funds.