Vermont to get more money in opioid crisis settlement

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Vermont will receive another substantial settlement in its ongoing effort to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis.

Drug manufacturer, Abbvie, proposed a settlement in which a company it owns will pay up to $2.37 billion to participating states and local governments.

New York state reached a separate settlement with the company.

If finalized, this settlement, together with the Teva Pharmaceuticals settlement announced earlier this week, would provide as much as $6.6 billion nationwide.