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Walgreens agrees to pay Florida $683 million in opioid case
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Walgreens has settled with the state of Florida in a lawsuit where the state argued the pharmacy chain contributed to the opioid epidemic, officials announced.
Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the settlement Thursday where she said Walgreens has agreed to pay $683 million to help assist community efforts to fight back against opioid addiction and abuse, which often leads to fatal overdoses, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
"The funds will undoubtedly save the lives of Floridians," the attorney general added, per the report.
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Walgreens did not admit to any wrongdoing in the settlement and the company is "focused" on doing what it can to bring "resolution" to "all parties involved," it said, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
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