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Georgia reverses course, joins $26 billion U.S. opioid settlement

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(Reuters) – The state of Georgia has reversed course and decided to join a proposed $26 billion nationwide settlement resolving lawsuits alleging that three large drug distributors and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson fueled the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic. Friday’s announcement by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr marked the latest instance of a holdout state opting into the landmark agreements with J&J, McKesson Corp, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Cardinal Health Inc. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston)

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