Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro announced a $48 billion dollar deal with companies accused of fueling the opioid epidemic.
The agreement in principal is with five companies who either produce or distribute opioids.
The deal currently calls for $22.25 billion in cash and $26 billion for treatment efforts.
Each state that signs on to the agreement would receive a share of the cash settlement.
Shapiro made today’s announcement with the Attorney General of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.