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Four Lead State Attorneys General Release Statement on Opioid Settlement News

For Immediate Release:
Monday, October 21, 2019

(RALEIGH) Attorneys General Josh Stein (NC), Herbert Slatery (TN), Josh Shapiro (PA), and Ken Paxton (TX) released the following statement in response to news of an opioid settlement with two Ohio counties and McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and Teva:

“This is an important step that allows us to move forward to finalize the global settlement framework. People in every corner of the country have been hurt by this crisis, and it is critical that settlement funds be distributed fairly across states, cities, and counties and used wisely to combat the crisis. The global resolution we are working to finalize will accomplish those goals while also ensuring that these companies change their business practices to prevent a public health crisis like this from ever happening again.”

Contact:
Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484

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