## Walgreens to Pay $285 Million in Opioid Settlement to Nevada
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Walgreens will pay $285 to the state of Nevada for its role in the opioid epidemic, according to Attorney General Aaron D. Ford.
### Settlement Breakdown
– The majority of the settlement, over $116 million, will be distributed to cities and counties.
– Just over $98 million will go to the state.
– Legal fees amounting to more than $70 million, about 25% of the settlement, will be paid.
– The law firm of Eglet Adams represented the state.
### Previous Settlements
Nevada has already received more than $1.1 billion in settlements from companies involved in the opioid crisis. Some notable settlements include:
– $231 million: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson
– $193 million: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
– $151.9 million: CVS
– $53.5 million: Johnson & Johnson
– $43 million: McKinsey and Company
– $32.2 million: Walmart
– $26.5 million: Allergan
### Seeking Justice for Opioid Epidemic
Attorney General Ford expressed his commitment to seeking justice for those affected by the opioid epidemic. He thanked his staff and the law firm of Eglet Adams for their efforts in securing these settlements.
“When I first took office as attorney general, I made it clear that seeking justice for those harmed by the opioid epidemic was one of my top priorities,” Ford said. “We have made it clear time and time again that those who harm Nevadans will be held accountable — today’s settlement is only the latest example. I want to thank my staff and the law firm of Eglet Adams for the work they have done to ensure these settlements were possible and this money comes to Nevada to help its residents.”
### Allocation of Funds
The state will keep $98,125,784.95 from the settlement, which will be added to the Fund for Resilient Nevada. This fund directs state opioid recoveries to support programs through the state Department of Health and Human Services.
The specific breakdown of how much each local government will receive has not been released.
The announcement of the settlement was made by Attorney General Ford at a news conference held in Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer Building.