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Towns to receive opioid settlement agreement payments

Attorney General Maura Healey made an announcement this week regarding the opioid crisis and the settlement agreement with the nation’s largest drug distributors, Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen, and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured and marketed opioids.

Massachusetts will be receiving the maximum amount under the settlements. More than $525 million will be coming into Massachusetts over the next 18 years starting this spring. Of that, more than $210 million will be distributed directly to Massachusetts municipalities, and more than $310 million will go into the statewide Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund to ensure that funds are spent on harm reduction, treatment, and prevention.

Towns in my district will receive yearly payments through 2038. All funds will go toward abatement resources for communities and families to address the devastating impact of the opioid crisis. The total for each town in my district is as follows;

Pembroke: $712,400

Marshfield: $1,036,687

Duxbury: $786,787

Halifax: $156,447

Hanson: $64,371

This is a great step in battling the opioid epidemic here in Massachusetts that has affected too many lives. Thank you again to Attorney General Healey!



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