National Opioid Settlement
Attorney General Josh Stein announced in July 2021 a settlement for $26 billion with the three largest drug distributors, McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen as well as the manufacturer Johnson and Johnson. Lee County Commissioners entered into a Memorandum of Agreement, MOA, between the State of North Carolina and Lee County on August 2, 2021, as a result of the settlement. This MOA outlines key requirements the County must adhere to in spending the Opioid Settlement dollars. Currently, Lee County is expected to receive a total of $7,600,584 from 2022-2038 from this settlement.