STAMFORD, Conn. -- The state of Connecticut has received its first multi-million dollar payment after reaching a historic settlement in the opioid crisis.
"Connecticut has received $42,786,000 from Johnson & Johnson as part of its first payments in the national opioid settlement," Attorney General William Tong said.
Last year, Connecticut led negotiations with 52 states and territories in reaching a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three major drug distributors, as well as Johnson & Johnson.
Connecticut will receive approximately $300 million over the next 18 years.
Tong says 85% of the money will go towards opioid treatment and prevention programs.
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