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Walgreens store exterior Florida’s settlement, which provides $620 million over 18 years, has similar provisions to those in last year’s $26 billion global opioid agreement with three distributors. (Photo: Ken Wolter/Shutterstock)

Walgreen Co. has agreed to pay $683 million to settle all opioid claims brought by the state of Florida and its cities and counties, including $63 million in litigation costs.

Announced Thursday, the settlement halts a jury trial that began last month between Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Walgreens, which is one of several pharmacies accused of flooding communities with opiates, which are prescription painkillers.

 

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