In reversal, Georgia joins $26 billion U.S. opioid settlement

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Reuters

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – The state of Georgia has decided to join a proposed $26 billion nationwide settlement resolving lawsuits alleging that three large drug distributors and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson fueled the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic. Friday’s announcement by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr marked the latest instance of a holdout state opting into the landmark agreements with J&J, McKesson Corp, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Cardinal Health Inc. “We are confident that joining the settlement at this time will prove beneficial to our state, our citizens and our communities, as we …

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