Earlier this month, Nevada reached a settlement with Walgreens to accept $258 million in connection with that business’ part in the opioid epidemic.
Drug overdose deaths reached more than 100,000 people nationwide in 2022. And since 1999, nearly 1 million people have died from drug overdoses in this country.
The Walgreens settlement will be used for programs and more, but they’re hardly the end. Less than a year ago, the Southern Nevada Health District issued a public warning: fentanyl deaths are on the rise.