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West Virginia reaches $400 million settlement with opioid distributors
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More than 100 cities and counties in West Virginia will share a $400 million settlement that the state reached on Monday with opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the funds will go toward fighting the opioid epidemic.
"I’m happy to see the judicial system work as it should by benefiting West Virginia communities that have been hit hard by opioid abuse," Morrisey said in a statement on Monday.
"This settlement, along with other settlements from other cases, will provide significant help to those affected the most by the opioid crisis in West Virginia."