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Manassas to net up to $400,000 from opioid settlement

The Manassas City Council approved a resolution that will allow the city to receive a financial share from an opioid lawsuit settlement between Virginia and various pharmaceutical companies.

Manassas is expected to receive between $300,000 to $400,000 from a total settlement of $530 million made to Virginia's Office of the Attorney General for damages and costs related to deaths during the National Opioid Crisis.

The majority of the settlement funds, about 70 percent, will be placed into The Virginia Opioid Abatement Fund from which localities like Manassas will be able to draw upon the money. The funds can be used for regional abatement efforts to fight opioid addiction and for administration costs for those efforts.

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