Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – March 6, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Carney lifts school mask mandate while trial to end it is underway U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts electric buses in Wilmington Culture Rep. Mike Smith to run 48 miles in 48 hours for veterans Symphony to keep mask, vaccine rules for March 11 concert The Grand lifts mask, vaccine requirements for audiences Pike …

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Purdue Pharma agrees to new opioid settlement after Delaware, other states appeal

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines, Health

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family could pay up to $6 billion for the OxyContin maker’s role in the deadly opioid epidemic, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday. If approved, Delaware would receive nearly $50 million under the terms of the tentative settlement that includes almost all U.S. states and thousands of local governments. Jennings and eight other attorneys general …

Delaware will spend $100 million opioid windfall on treatment, prevention

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s share of the opiod settlement will flow into the state over 17 years. Photo by Tanya Nova/Pexels   Most of the $100 million Delaware is getting in an opioid lawsuit settlement will be spent on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. Attorney General Kathleen Jennings talked Thursday in a press conference about how the state will deal with its …