(Indianapolis, IN) - The State of Indiana has cashed in on a class action lawsuit against a marketing company that promoted opioid drugs.
Consulting firm McKinsey and Company settled a nationwide $573,000,000 claim against them. They were accused of waging aggressive ad campaigns that resulted in over prescription of opioids. According to the Attorney General's office, Indiana's share is about $12,500,000 which will be used to fund prevention, education, and treatment efforts across the state.
McKinsey also agreed to turn over internal documents detailing its work for pharmaceutical companies which will include Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.