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Walgreens to pay $83 million to settle West Virginia opioid lawsuit

Posted On: Jan. 19, 2023 9:39 AM CST

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has agreed to pay West Virginia $83 million to settle the state's lawsuit accusing it of fueling the opioid epidemic there through lax oversight of its pill sales, Reuters reports. The deal, announced Jan. 18 by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, is not part of a $5.7 billion nationwide settlement Walgreens reached with state and local governments last year.