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Updates from the Coalition

The Coalition of endorsing organizations is working in partnership to provide updates of what is happening with the litigation, related legislation, and state and local implementation strategies.

The increasing use of psychostimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine), alone and together with fentanyl is viewed as the “fourth wave” of the overdose crisis. Contingency management is an essential intervention to assist individuals with stimulant use disorder.

Jurisdictions that are considering using opioid litigation funds to scale up syringe services programs should apply these lessons from Michigan’s rapid expansion of syringe services programs.

Rock County, WI, and state of Colorado recognized for their approach to opioid litigation settlements.

Want to see how Rock County, WI and Colorado incorporated the opioid litigation principles into their decision-making?

The planning process for handling funds from the opioid litigation has been a bumpy road for some states. What can we learn from these experiences?

New research examines the possibility of emergency medical services (EMS) starting patients on buprenorphine without bringing them to the emergency room. Could this make sense in your state or community?

Unsure what the term ‘harm reduction’ means? Check out this blog post explaining what harm reduction is, the evidence supporting harm reduction’s impact, and common misconceptions.

The recent piece of omnibus legislation passed by Congress contains a number of policies that will make it easier for people with substance use disorders to access treatment. What are the implications for the opioid litigation money?

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How does the MDL align with the Principles?

Breaking down the proposed Multi-District Litigation settlement agreement, to see how it aligns with The Principles.

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For more in-depth information on the status of the opioid settlements and spending plans to explore how funds from the opioid litigations are being used to support public health response, visit The Opioid Settlement Tracker.