AG Ferguson: Walmart to pay $62.6 million to Washington for its role in opioid epidemic

Thursday, December 15, 2022

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he will sign onto a resolution with Walmart that will bring an estimated $62.6 million to Washington state. 

This resolution from Walmart will bring Washington state’s total recoveries to approximately $802 million to help fund opioid abatement and recovery programs. 

These resources must be used to combat the opioid epidemic.
“This is another important step in our fight for accountability for the opioid industry,” Ferguson said. “These resources will increase prevention efforts and help Washingtonians in need.”
Today’s announced resolution is not final until certain conditions are met:At least 43 states must join the resolution, and

  • At least 85% of litigating and non-litigating local governments in the settling states must join.If approved, the amount will be split between the state, county and city governments similar to Washington’s opioid distributor resolution.
  • As part of the resolution, Walmart will tightly monitor opioid prescriptions and prevent patients from seeking multiple prescriptions.
The state’s money would come from a $3.1 billion multistate resolution with Walmart.

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Anonymous,  December 15, 2022 at 12:22 PM  

This will go to our uber-woke Governor to further his woke agenda. It should go to the families who lost children and loved ones to the epidemic. I don't trust anyone to do what's right with the millions you'll get.

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