Nevada AG Ford announces $285 million settlement with Walgreens over opioid epidemic

By KTNV Staff

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    CARSON CITY, Nevada (KTNV) — The state of Nevada has been fighting major companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. Today, Attorney General Aaron Ford announced the latest victory.

Walgreens has agreed to settle the state’s suit against the chain, agreeing to pay $285 million. This brings the total amount of recovered money in the opioid cases brought by Ford to $1.1 billion.

His office says this is the last of the defendants in the state’s opioid litigation.

“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,” said AG Ford. “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…

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