Opioid pills Johnson &Johnson, Endo International and some other major drug-makers anddistributors are considering joining the bankruptcy of PurduePharma LLP.

Major pharma companies that are fending off billions of dollarsin claims from state and local governments over their role in theopioid crisis are considering minimizing theirliability through an obscure legal mechanism known as "third-partyrelease."

Johnson & Johnson, Endo International and some other majordrug-makers and distributors are considering joining the bankruptcy of Purdue PharmaLLP.

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