New York State Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement today, revealing a settlement payment from McKinsey & Company for their role in the opioid crisis.
According to James, “McKinsey helped fuel the opioid crisis by promoting marketing schemes and consulting services to opioid makers, including Purdue Pharma.” She added, “McKinsey helped Purdue target doctors they knew would overprescribe opioids and made millions off of this harm.”
McKinsey and Company, settling with forty-nine State Attorney Generals, will payout $573 million to communities throughout the country impacted by the opioid epidemic.
Attorney General James added that as a result of the agreement, New York will receive $32 million of that payout. She added, “McKinsey will never be able to perpetrate this type of fraud and deception again.”