Alaska will receive $58 million from opioid settlement

Alaska’s share of a $26 billion nationwide settlement with opioid distributors and a manufacturer is $58 million, the state Department of Law announced March 1.

According to the Department of Law, 15% of the $58 million — roughly $8.7 million — will go to the nine cities and boroughs in Alaska that participated in the lawsuit. The remaining funds will be used by the state to help Alaskans recover from opioid addiction, the release said.

The payments will stretch over the next two decades, under terms of the settlement.

“All of us know someone who suffered from opioid addiction, and this crisis...


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