Learn about the AG's Statewide Opioid Settlements with Opioid Industry Defendants

Learn about the AG's statewide opioid settlements.

On July 21, 2021, AG Healey announced a $26 billion resolution with opioid distributors and Johnson & Johnson, which will provide more than $500 million to the Commonwealth and its cities and towns for prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery across Massachusetts. Funds from these settlements began flowing into Massachusetts in June 2022.

On November 15, 2022, AG Healey announced a proposed $3 billion nationwide resolution with Walmart, which will provide more than $61 million to the Commonwealth and its cities and towns for prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery across Massachusetts, once finalized. The parties are optimistic that the settlement will gain support of the required 43 states by the end of 2022, allowing local governments to join the resolution during the first quarter of 2023.

On November 23, 2022, AG Healey announced a proposed $6.6 billion nationwide resolution with drugmakers Teva and Allergan, which will provide more than $130 million to the Commonwealth and its cities and towns for prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery across Massachusetts, once finalized. The parties are optimistic that the proposed settlements will gain critical support from attorneys general nationwide, so that local governments have an opportunity to join the resolutions during the first quarter of 2023.  

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about the AG's Statewide Opioid Settlements here

To speak with someone on AG Healey’s team about the Settlements, email MAOpioidSettlements@mass.gov.

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