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Lifesaving Drugs and Police Projects Mark First Use of Opioid Settlement Cash in California

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California is in line for more than $4 billion in opioid settlement funds, and local governments are most often spending the first tranche of money on lifesaving drugs. An exclusive KFF 国产精品视频 News analysis also found projects to help police deter youths鈥 drug use and counsel officers who witness overdoses.

Why Opioid Settlement Money Is Paying County Employees鈥 Salaries

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More than $4.3 billion in opioid settlement money has landed in the hands of city, county and state officials to date 鈥 with billions more on the way. But instead of using the cash to add desperately needed treatment, recovery and prevention services, some places are using it to replace existing funding. Local officials say […]

The Year in Opioid Settlements: 5 Things You Need to Know

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In the past year, opioid settlement money has gone from an emerging funding stream for which people had lofty but uncertain aspirations to a coveted pot of billions being invested in remediation efforts. Here are some important and evolving factors to watch going forward.

Gubernatorial Candidates Tout Opioid Settlements

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Tuesday鈥檚 election served as a testing ground for themes that could resonate with voters in 2024. Abortion is obviously among the biggest. One that鈥檚 not getting as much attention as it deserves: opioid settlement money. In Kentucky, both the newly reelected Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, and his Republican challenger, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, were involved […]

Repeating History: California County Plugs Budget Gap With Opioid Settlement Cash

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State attorneys general vowed that opioid settlement funds 鈥 unlike the tobacco settlement of the 1990s 鈥 would go toward tackling the underlying crisis. But in Mendocino County, officials have found a way to use some of its share to help fill a budget shortfall 鈥 a throwback to what agreement architects hoped to avoid.

Meet the People Deciding How to Spend $50 Billion in Opioid Settlement Cash

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As settlement dollars land at the state level, state councils wield significant power in determining how the windfall gets spent. And, though they will likely include the most knowledgeable voices on addiction, these panels also face concerns about conflicts of interest and other issues.