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Supervisors approve opiod ligitation settlement

Holt County Supervisors approved two agreements of an opioid ligitation settlement during the board’s Oct. 29 meeting in O’Neill.

But how much the county will receive and when the payout will arrive wasn’t immediately clear.

According to board chairman Bill Tielke, Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly suggested the county support the ligitation, which started in 2016.

At that time, Nebraska joined a compact with a dozen other states, suing pharmaceutical distributors Cardinal, McKesson and AmerisourceBergan, as well as Johnson & Johnson, for manufacturing and marketing of prescription opioids.

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