Ringing up chain pharmacies
On April 20, Seattle officials signed a $14 million settlement with five companies that produced or sold opioids, money that will be plowed into “opioid remediation,” according to a press release.
The agreement, officially finalized April 18, will be paid out by Walgreens, Teva, Allergan, CVS and Walmart over the next 15 years.
The city originally sued Teva and Allergan in 2017 and Walgreens in 2019, cases that eventually ended up in U.S. District Court. ...