WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) –Delaware is calling on its local governments to join a proposed settlement that could bring $100 million to fight opioid addiction. Delaware’s attorney general was joined by families of people affected by substance use disorder.
The proposed nationwide $26 billion settlement is with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, as well as three distributors of opioid painkillers.
The money comes at a time when Delaware is seeing a record number of opioid overdose deaths.
Local governments have five months to sign on the deal.