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Iowa Wins $174 Million Pharmaceutical Settlement

 Pharmaceutical companies are coughing up big bucks for their role in the opioid crisis. Multiple states have sued them, getting settlements in return. Iowa now has millions of dollars to work with. Local 5 dug into how that money will be spent in Polk County and the impact it could make.

Altogether, the state is getting $174 million worth of settlement money and Polk County is getting at least $17 million, according to Polk County Behavioral Health & Disability Services Program Planner Gabbie Ruggiero. The hope is that this money will create long term, life-saving systemic change. 

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