AG Tong: Connecticut to receive more than $4 million from national settlement related to opioid market
Attorney General William Tong says Connecticut will receive more than $4 million from a national settlement related to the opioid market.
As a nation, that settlement is $350 million.
The settlement is with Publicis Health, a multinational marketing firm state officials say was involved in the prescription opioid crisis.
In a statement, Attorney General Tong says in part, "Publicis was a callous mercenary behind some of Purdue Pharma's worst sales and marketing tactics. Together with Purdue, Publicis schemed new, ruthless ways to push OxyContin to more and more patients."
Money from the settlement will help address the opioid crisis.