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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.

Tranq is being mixed with street opioids; it can cause serious injury and contributes to overdose deaths. Learn more about xylazine, why it’s in the drug supply, and how your jurisdiction can start thinking about the changing nature of the drug supply.

Although much of the focus of the opioid litigation money has been on how states will spend the dollars, cities are receiving significant amounts of money too. Read about how Providence, Rhode Island has been approaching this opportunity.

You may have heard it called the Fourth Wave or the New Norm; fentanyl saturating the drug market is the new opioid crisis. Find out what it is and how tailored responses can save lives.

New data points show how the opioid epidemic has shifted during the COVID-19 years, and give state and local jurisdictions new direction in how to spend the money that they’ll be receiving as part of the opioid litigation.

Principle 4 urges states and local governments to address racial equity. But how can they actually do this? We explore one state’s pledge to address the racial disparities in their communities.

As the litigation dollars are dispersed, one community-based organization in Maine tells us about their hopes for investment in their area.

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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.