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Jefferson County Receives First Opioid Settlement Payment

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County has received a check for $2,682.87, the first of a series of annual payments for settlements resulting from lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids.On July 24, 2021, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced a $26 billion multi-state agreement that is intended to bring much needed relief to people across the country who are struggling with opioid addiction. The agreement includes the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors, Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen, as well as and Johnson & Johnson which manufactured and marketed opioids.The distributors collectively w...

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