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Walmart and CVS Settle Opioid Cases with West Virginia for $147.5M

The state of West Virginia has settled two opioid cases with Walmart and CVS for $147.5 million, the Attorney General announced Tuesday.

The settlement resolves lawsuits alleging the pharmacies failed to maintain effective controls as a distributor and dispenser against diversion that contributed to oversupply of opioids in the state, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said.

“These settlements won’t bring back the lives lost from the opioid epidemic, but these and other settlements will hopefully provide significant help to those affected the most by this crisis in our state,” Morrisey said. “This development also avoided a costly and lengthy trial and at the end of the day, West Virginia will have the highest per capita settlement results in the nation fighting for our people.”

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