May 6, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • Walgreens reached a $683 million settlement with the state of Florida to resolve claims that the company improperly dispensed millions of opioid pills. Lawyers for Florida said Walgreens dispensed more than 4.3 billion opioid pills in Florida over a 15-year period and profited from the distribution. Under the settlement, Walgreens will pay $620 million to Florida over 18 years and a one-time sum of $63 million for attorney fees. Walgreens denied any wrongdoing or liability. (Articles here and here)