New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a $58.5 million opioid settlement with Smith’s Food and Drug’s parent company, Kroger.
AG Balderas announced the deal Thursday. Within the next 90 days, the attorney general will coordinate a statewide effort to ensure the money will fund opioid mitigation efforts by local governments and the state government.
Kroger was one of three pharmacy defendants taken to court by the state in September. While the trial was underway, the parties began working on the terms of a settlement.
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