Colleyville joins Texas opioid litigation settlement

Colleyville city hall
All Texas subdivisions have until Jan. 2 to join the opioid litigation settlement. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)

All Texas subdivisions have until Jan. 2 to join the opioid litigation settlement. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)

Colleyville City Council voted to participate in Texas’ opioid litigation settlement at its Nov. 1 meeting.

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.
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.


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