national opioid settlement
Pennington County in dispute with state over opioid settlement amounts
Pennington County is arguing in court that the state should recalculate its national opioid settlement amounts to pay the county’s litigation costs. The national opioid settlement was the product of two channels of litigation: a multidistrict lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of opioids for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic, and state attorneys general […]
$50 billion in opioid settlement cash is on the way. We’re tracking how it’s spent.
More than $50 billion in settlement funds is being delivered to thousands of state and local governments from companies accused of flooding their communities with opioid painkillers that have left millions addicted or dead. That’s an enormous amount of money — double NASA’s budget and five times the revenue of an NBA season. But how […]
How South Dakota will spend the first of $54 million from national opioid settlements
South Dakota received over $3.5 million from a national opioid lawsuit settlement in the last few months — the beginning of over $54 million delivered to the state in the next two decades. Now, the state, cities and counties are figuring out how to spend that money, focusing on opioid addiction treatment, prevention and education. […]