Walgreens to pay $83 mln to settle West Virginia's opioid claims

(Reuters) – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has agreed to pay West Virginia $83 million to settle the state’s lawsuit accusing it of fueling the opioid epidemic there through lax oversight of its pill sales. The deal, announced Wednesday by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, is not part of a $5.7 billion nationwide settlement Walgreens reached with state and local governments last year. West Virginia, which previously opted out of nationwide settlements with drugmakers and distributors, has now secured more than $900 million from drugmakers, distributors and pharmacies, Morrisey said…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *