Friday, April 07, 2023

Oconee County Joins Settlement Of $20 Billion Nationwide Opioid Suit

***County Officials Say Drug Problem Increasing***

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners voted last month to accept a settlement under which drug manufacturers Allergan and Teva and CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies have agreed to pay $20 billion nationwide to settle an opioid mass tort lawsuit.

The state of Georgia will receive $181 million, and Oconee County will receive a yet-to-be determined part of that amount.