Teva reaches deal with Louisiana to settle state opioid claims



TEL AVIV, Israel & PARSIPPANY, NJ, September 28, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Teva Pharmaceuticals, a US subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA), has reached an agreement with the Louisiana Attorney General (AG) that settles state opioid claims. The deal is subject to state confirmation by November 2, 2021 that all political subdivisions will release Teva as part of the settlement.

Under the terms of the deal, Teva will pay Louisiana $ 15 million over 18 years and provide an additional donation of life-saving drugs to help fight opioid addiction and recovery, worth $ 3. million dollars (wholesale acquisition cost). Teva continues to negotiate a national settlement and remains open in parallel to pursuing opportunities with individual states like the deal announced today, as long as it is consistent with the national approach. The Company will continue to defend itself in court in states such as New York and California where we have not entered into a settlement agreement.

Teva believes today’s settlement with Louisiana is a step forward in providing life-saving drugs to people suffering from opioid addiction.

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) have been developing and producing drugs to improve people’s lives for over a century. We are a global leader in generic and specialty drugs with a portfolio of more than 3,500 products in almost all therapeutic areas. About 200 million people around the world take a Teva medicine every day and are served by one of the pharmaceutical industry’s largest and most complex supply chains. In addition to our established presence in generics, we have significant innovative research and operations activities supporting our growing portfolio of specialty and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at

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