CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general said the state is expected to receive $760 million as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical distributors sued for their role in the opioid crisis.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office announced the agreement Friday. The statement says the state’s share of a $26 billion opioid settlement agreement is the result of three years of talks.
The majority of the state’s award will be used for programs around the state aimed at prevention and recovery from opioid addiction. Raoul’s office said nearly all Illinois counties have signed onto the agreement, along with 104 municipalities.