LA expects to receive tens of millions of dollars from opioid settlement

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Valley News - Health
Los Angeles expects to receive tens of millions of dollars from a $26 billion settlement announced Friday, Feb. 25, with Johnson & Johnson and three pharmaceutical distributors over claims they helped fuel the opioid crisis.The settlement – which involves the pharmaceutical distributors Cardinal, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen – needs to be approved by the court, but California Attorney General Rob Bonta said it could begin providing funds to California and its cities and counties in the second quarter of 2022.California is slated to receive $2.05 billion to help fight the opioid crisis, and 85% of the funds will go to the state’s local communities to support treatment, recovery, harm reduction and other strategies to address opioid addiction, according to Bonta’s offic
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