Pennsylvania to get $53 million in opioid treatment drug settlement

28 Oct 2019 | 01:20

(AP) Pennsylvania is in line to receive more than $53 million as part of a nationwide settlement with a British company that once distributed a drug used to treat opioid addiction. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the money is to settle allegations that the company defrauded Medicaid and other state health care programs. The U.S. Department of Justice had accused an ex-Reckitt Benckiser subsidiary of marketing Suboxone Film by saying the drug was safer than other opioid addiction treatments.