Walmart agrees to pay $3.1B in opioid settlements after CVS and Walgreens’ $5B proposals

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NEW YORK — Walmart agreed to pay $3.1 billion to resolve lawsuits accusing the pharmacy of selling drugs that contributed to the opioid epidemic, but denied the allegations and didn’t admit liability. The proposed settlement announced Tuesday would include up to $116 million going to the state of New York, according to Attorney General Letitia James, who helped lead negotiations for the deal. Walmart said it is “proud of our pharmacists and our efforts to help fight the opioid crisis” as it “strongly” disputed claims that its stores didn’t correctly regulate its prescriptions. “Walmart believe…

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