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New York reaches $1.1 billion settlement with opioid distributors

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A trio of major pharmaceutical distributors have agreed to pay New York $1.1 billion as part of an ongoing legal effort to hold drug companies accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Letitia James’ office announced on Tuesday. The agreement reached with McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corp. is the largest negotiated by James’ office so far with companies accused of fueling opioid addiction across the country. “For more than two decades, the opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on countless communities throughout New York…

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