Massachusetts will receive some 230 million dollars as its part in a nationwide settlement with both CVS and Walgreens.
The settlement stems from what the states contended was the company’s role in furthering the opioid crisis.
Overall CVS will pay some 5 billion dollars over a ten year period.
Walgreens will pay roughly the same amount.
The 18 states which participated in the settlement, including Rhode Island are now reviewing the settlement details.
According to the agreement the money will go to harm reduction programs, treatment, recovery and the purchase of Narcan.
Connecticut is also part of the settlement.
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