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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.

April 4, 2023

Some pharmaceutical companies and distributors have offered medications to treat opioid use disorder and overdose reversal drugs as part of the opioid settlements with states, cities, and counties. What should jurisdictions consider before entering these agreements so they can take full advantage of them?

March 22, 2023

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.

February 28, 2023

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.

February 22, 2023

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

February 22, 2023

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

February 7, 2023

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?

January 10, 2023

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?

January 4, 2023

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.