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Nevada will participate in a $26 billion opioid settlement with the three largest opioid distributors – AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson – that will bring much-needed resources to Nevada. The Attorney General is optimistic that the Nevada local governments through the One Nevada Agreement will join with the State in the settlement, which will result in Nevada receiving $231,679,409 over a period of 18 years under the settlement.
Nevada will settle with Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to resolve the companies’ role in the state’s opioid epidemic. Similar to the agreement with the distributors, the Attorney General is optimistic that the Nevada local governments, through the One Nevada Agreement, will join with the State in the settlement, which will result in Nevada receiving $53,508,792, 95% of which is payable by the end of 2022.