Wal­greens to pay San Fran­cis­co $230M in opi­oid set­tle­ment

Wal­greens has agreed to pay the city of San Fran­cis­co $230 mil­lion over the next 15 years for its role in the city’s opi­oid cri­sis.

A court fil­ing Wednes­day said that Wal­greens would pay the ma­jor­i­ty of the set­tle­ment, rough­ly $207.6 mil­lion, in the first eight years. The re­main­ing will be paid over the fol­low­ing sev­en years. The city said Wednes­day in its an­nounce­ment of the set­tle­ment that $57 mil­lion would be paid out in the first year.

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