North Carolina Opioid Settlements
North Carolina will receive $750 million as part of a historic $26 billion opioid agreement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – Cardinal, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Johnson & Johnson.
In NC, all 100 counties, as well as 47 municipalities, have signed the agreement. As a result, North Carolina will receive its full share of $750 million. Eighty-five percent of these funds will go directly to NC’s local communities to support treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and other strategies to address the opioid epidemic. The balance will go to the state for the same purposes.