CVS, Walgreens Opioid Settlement to Net $2.2 Billion to PA
Attorney General and Gov.-Elect Josh Shapiro announced that agreements have been finalized with CVS and Walgreens for $450 million to Pennsylvania. This will bring the national amount from investigations and litigation against the pharmaceutical industry for its role in the opioid crisis to more than $54.1 billion, with $2.2 billion coming directly to Pennsylvania. Nearly all the settlement funds must be used to remediate the opioid crisis, including prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services. The terms will now go to the states to review and approve, then to specific local governments. Click here for the press release.