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Opioid Solutions: Approved Strategies

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    Opioid Solutions: Approved Strategies

    Out of the hundreds of lawsuits between governments and opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers, two have reached settlements with a nationwide impact: the $26 billion settlement with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, AmeriSource Bergen and Cardinal Health and the $6 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma (on appeal in federal court as of October 2022). Both of these settlements require that the majority of settlement funds go towards future opioid abatement and provide an extensive – though not exhaustive – list of approved uses in a document referred to as Exhibit E.

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    To help counties assess and prioritize the many approved uses of opioid settlement funds, NACo worked with a team of advisors to identify 25 high-impact strategies that are under county authority. For each of these 25 strategies, NACo is developing concise briefing documents customized to county government. Each brief focuses on a specific opioid abatement strategy and summarizes the available evidence, best practices for implementation, county examples and links to additional resources, including opportunities for specialized technical assistance. Briefs will be continuously released on this page.

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    The two largest opioid settlements include requirements on how funds can be spent. Learn more about approved uses of the funds that are high-impact and under county authority. 
    2022-11-12
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    2023-01-25

Out of the hundreds of lawsuits between governments and opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers, two have reached settlements with a nationwide impact: the $26 billion settlement with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, AmeriSource Bergen and Cardinal Health and the $6 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma (on appeal in federal court as of October 2022). Both of these settlements require that the majority of settlement funds go towards future opioid abatement and provide an extensive – though not exhaustive – list of approved uses in a document referred to as Exhibit E.

ACCESS EXHIBIT E

To help counties assess and prioritize the many approved uses of opioid settlement funds, NACo worked with a team of advisors to identify 25 high-impact strategies that are under county authority. For each of these 25 strategies, NACo is developing concise briefing documents customized to county government. Each brief focuses on a specific opioid abatement strategy and summarizes the available evidence, best practices for implementation, county examples and links to additional resources, including opportunities for specialized technical assistance. Briefs will be continuously released on this page.

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