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Opioid settlement means $47 million for Duval

Florida Times-Union
Duval County will receive about $47.5 million from a opioid settlement.

Duval County, including the Beaches and Baldwin, is slated to receive about $47.5 million in abatement payments as part of the $1.6 billion going to the state from a national $23.5 billion settlement reached with four major drug companies for their part in the opioid epidemic.

The money can only be used for prevention, education and treatment for opioid abuse.

Jacksonville, which litigated as a municipality, could receive up to $13.4 million. Atlantic Beach won nearly $100,000; Neptune Beach nearly $60,000; Jacksonville Beach almost $300,000 and Baldwin could also get $5,752 as non-litigating parties.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.