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Walmart to pay $120 million to Pennsylvania for its contributions to the opioid crisis

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania will be receiving an estimated $120 million from Walmart.

The payout will resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis in the Commonwealth by failing to properly oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores.

The settlement is part of a $3 billion national settlement.

The money Walmart will pay to Pennsylvania will be used to fund treatment resources in impacted communities.

Also, Walmart has agreed to improve how their pharmacies handle opioid prescriptions.

The state is also negotiating with Walgreens and CVS in hopes of similar future settlements.