(Indianapolis, IN) - Walmart has tentatively agreed to a $3.1 billion settlement to resolve allegations that it may have contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by not properly overseeing its drug prescriptions.
16 attorneys general across the country sued Walmart, including Indiana’s Todd Rokita. Rokita’s office reported this week that Hoosiers affected by the case will share about $53 million.
The megastore has not admitted to any wrongdoing, but has tentatively agreed to terms. In addition to the damages, the proposed agreement requires Walmart to improve its oversight of opioids.
This settlement follows similar announcements by CVS and Walgreens, each of which stand to pay about $5 billion each in proposed settlements.