NEW YORK (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Allergan Finance LLC will pay $200 million to New York state and two of its counties as part of an agreement that removes it from an ongoing state lawsuit over the opioid crisis. In the agreement, Allergan did not admit to any liability. In a statement, the company said it was “pleased” to have reached the settlement. The agreement with Allergan means only Teva Pharmaceuticals is remaining as a defendant in a trial that has been taking place in Suffolk County in recent months; closing arguments were scheduled to start on Wednesday. Other settlements had been reached earlier in the trial process and before it began.
Photo: FILE – This photo shows an arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York on Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)