Publicis Health settles opioid lawsuit
Publicis Health is closing the door on a three-year opioid marketing lawsuit, paying a total of $343 million to settle the suit.
The ad agency is paying $160 million, with the remainder covered by Publicis Health insurers. The total payout will be divided among all 50 attorneys general, the District of Columbia and several US territories.
The Massachusetts Attorney General first filed the lawsuit against Publicis in 2021, accusing Rosetta, an ad agency that was part of the Publicis Health network, of working “to get doctors to prescribe Purdue’s opioids to more patients, in higher doses, for longer periods of time.”
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