May 29, 2020 / 12:47 AM / 2 months ago

IN BRIEF: Texas, counties agree to deal to divide opioid settlement funds

Texas’ attorney general and lawyers for counties seeking to hold drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for the U.S. opioid epidemic on Thursday announced an agreement governing how any money they recover in settlements would be divvied up.

Under the deal, the state would receive 15% of any settlement, its 254 counties would receive another 15% and the rest would be distributed by a newly-formed council to 20 health care regional partnerships for treatment programs.

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