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Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE

Charles Megginson Headlines, Business

Walmart announced Tuesday that the company has agreed to a $3.1 billion settlement to resolve a nationwide lawsuit brought by states, tribes and municipalities over its role in the opioid crisis. Delaware stands to receive up to $11.8 million under the terms of the settlement framework. The lawsuit alleged that Walmart exacerbated the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately …

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Purdue Pharma agrees to new opioid settlement after Delaware, other states appeal

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family could pay up to $6 billion for the OxyContin maker’s role in the deadly opioid epidemic, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday. If approved, Delaware would receive nearly $50 million under the terms of the tentative settlement that includes almost all U.S. states and thousands of local governments. Jennings and eight other attorneys general …

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Del. health department marks 100,000 substance abuse treatment referrals

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Katy L. Pack/Getty Images The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services has surpassed a milestone of 100,000 Delawareans to substance use and mental health services. Referrals are made through the Delaware Treatment and Referral Network, conducted by the agency’s Division of Substance Use and Mental Health. Delaware is the first state to make more than 100,000 referrals using the …

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Man gets 10 years for selling fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone

Betsy Price Government, Police & Fire

A Claymont man was sentenced today to more than 10 years in federal prison for selling fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, authorities announced. Charles Crest, 29, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration in May 2020 after he sold more than a thousand fake oxycodone pills to an undercover agent. A search of his apartment found more than 4,000 fake …