North Carolina Communities Begin Receiving First Payments of $26 Billion National Opioid Settlement

Attorney General Josh Stein announced that North Carolina’s local governments began receiving the first payments this week from the $26 billion national opioid agreement with the nation’s three major drug distributors (Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen) and Johnson & Johnson. The state has received $4.4 million and 65 local governments have received $16.3 million. Additional local governments will receive their first payments in the coming weeks. Thanks to continued partnership between state and local government, North Carolina is among the first states to receive this funding.

Author: Mike Jackson