Texas, along with other states and subdivisions, recently reached final agreements with four companies over their roles in the opioid crisis, according to a fact sheet from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Each subdivision in Texas has until the Jan. 2 deadline to decide whether to participate in the settlement, according to the agenda briefing. The city’s approval to join the settlement means it will be given about $46,049 “to mitigate the effects of opioids in the local community.”
One of the agreements was made with Johnson & Johnson, while the second was made with three pharmaceutical distributors—AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, the fact sheet stated.
Out of the total $26 billion settlement, paid over 18 years, Texas will receive about $1.5 billion to aid in the fight against the opioid epidemic, according to the fact sheet.