Guam to receive part of $6.6 billion opioid settlements
Guam is expected to get a cut of some $6.6 billion in national opioid settlements to help address the opioid crisis.
Attorney General Leevin T. Camacho is part of a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general announcing the settlements this week with former opioid maker Allergan and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Allergen is expected to pay up to $2.7 billion to participating states, territories and local governments, including Guam. Teva is expected to shell out some $4.25 billion.
“In the coming weeks, we will be meeting with the Opioid Advisory Council to talk about how these
funds will most effectively help those struggling with addiction," Camacho said in a release.