AG Balderas Seals a Victory for New Mexico; Enters $5 Billion Opioid Settlement with Johnson & Johnson

ALBUQUERQUE, NM— Attorney General Hector Balderas today announced that New Mexico will join in a $5 billion nationwide settlement with drug maker Johnson & Johnson and two related companies, resolving allegations that the companies fueled the opioid crisis in the state. The companies have agreed to pay New Mexico its share of the settlement in full, in 2022, if all eligible New Mexico county and city governments sign onto the deal by May 31, 2022. Most other states will be paid over the course of several years.  

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