SALEM, Ore. – Friday, It was announced that Oregon got its first round of payments from a historic $21 billion settlement with the three largest opioid distributors: Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen.
Oregon’s Attorney General says the money should have an immediate impact going towards treatment and prevention programs.
In total, Oregon will get more than $270 million over 18 annual payments.
Oregon will get $25 million this year.
On top of that, Oregon will also get $95 million from Purdue Pharma and could potentially get $45 million from Johnson & Johnson.