Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison was joined by Senator Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and other leaders today for an update on Minnesota’s progress in holding opioid companies accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. Minnesota communities will see around $66 million this year from the largest of Minnesota’s opioid settlements. But Ellison says…

“There’s no amount of money that can ever make up for the death and destruction that the opioids companies caused our state. 5,500 lives in Minnesota had been lost.”

Ellison has reached nine settlements with opioid companies in two and a half years and says more settlements are possible in the future.