national opioid settlement

Marianne Sinisi, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, lost her 26-year-old son, Shawn, to an opioid overdose in 2018. She wants the opioid settlement dollars to be spent in ways that help spare other parents similar grief. (Nancy Andrews for KHN)

$50 billion in opioid settlement cash is on the way. We’re tracking how it’s spent.

BY: - April 3, 2023

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 […]

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How South Dakota will spend the first of $54 million from national opioid settlements

BY: - April 3, 2023

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. […]