The Ireland-based company is one of the largest manufacturers of opioids.
The company in November finalized the settlement agreement to resolve thousands of U.S. lawsuits over the marketing of opioid painkillers and agreed to pay up to $4.25 billion, including a supply of the overdose drug naloxone.
CVS said it had agreed to pay about $5 billion over 10 years, and Walgreens said that it had agreed to pay about $5.7 billion over 15 years. Neither company admitted wrongdoing. Walmart has agreed to pay $3.1 billion, mostly up front, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The long-awaited review of problematic prescribing of opioids is taking longer than observers had hoped. Studies of this extended use of the pain medications have lagged for years beyond their expected completion, said FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to the Associated Press.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave two doctors found guilty of misusing their licenses in the midst of the U.S. opioid epidemic to write thousands of prescriptions for addictive pain medications another chance to challenge their convictions.