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Idaho announces $119 million opioid crisis settlement

Added 05-13-22 10:07:02pm EST - “Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden say it's the second-largest consumer settlement in state history.” - Npr.org

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An arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. Idaho officials on Friday agreed to a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

An arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. Idaho officials on Friday agreed to a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis.

Idaho officials on Friday announced a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis.

Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said it's the second-largest consumer settlement in state history, trailing only the 1998 national tobacco settlement of $712 million.

An Ada County judge on Wednesday approved the settlement that Little and Wasden had agreed to in August. The state's participation made it eligible for a minimum of $64 million. It also opened the way for local government entities to take part, and all those eligible did so by the end of December, boosting the amount to $119 million.

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