Georgia Joins $26 Billion National Opioid Settlement
Georgia has joined a proposed $26 billion national settlement to resolve thousands of opioid-related complaints against three major U.S. distributors — Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson — and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson (J&J).
Under the settlement, Georgia, would receive an estimated $636 million to pay for opioid treatment and prevention efforts by its state and local governments.
U.S. states, cities and counties have until Jan. 26 to sign on to the national settlement. And the three distributors and J&J have until Feb. 25 to decide whether to go ahead with the settlement proceedings.