Wisconsin To See $420 Million In Opioid Settlement

Wisconsin’s share of the national opioid settlement will come to 420-million dollars.

State lawmakers Tuesday approved the settlement with opioid-maker Johnson-and-Johnson, and three companies that distributed the pills.

The companies are paying states 26-billion dollars. Wisconsin, as well as 87 local governments across the state are all part of the settlement. The money will be paid out over the next 18 years, and will be split between the state and local governments for recovery, treatment, and addiction services.