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Posted on: February 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Settlement Agreement Reached Between OAG, Local Governments, Opioid Distributors

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Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, together with the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) and the Maryland Municipal League (MML), announced today that the State of Maryland and 58 of its 60 qualifying subdivisions have elected to participate in settlement agreements with the opioids manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and three major opioids distributors, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health. The settlement, negotiated by state attorneys general, is expected to yield up to $26 billion nationwide with Maryland to receive approximately $400 million over the next 18 years.

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