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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 State Opioid Policy Center (hosted by the National Association for State Health Policy) will build out their existing opioid-related resources for states to include how states are spending money from the opioid litigation and other information.

North Carolina’s 2022 state budget included language that will improve access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is launching an effort to help counties use the opioid litigation money to save the most lives, including four specific lines of work. See if your county has taken the three actions that they recommend every county should be doing right now.

Many of the opioid-related lawsuits have resulted in the public disclosure of previously confidential documents. These have been archived through a collaboration between Johns Hopkins and UCSF. See what’s in the archive and how you can access it.

A recent survey of people who use drugs led by the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Bloomberg Overdose Prevention Initiative found that harm reduction organizations continued to provide critical services to clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic despite significant operational challenges. Hear what overdose survivors had to say about the importance of harm reduction.

New regulations from the Drug Enforcement Administration make it much easier to operate mobile methadone vans. We talked to Jason Brian Gibbons to learn more about these vans, how they can expand access to this evidence-based treatment, and whether they could be a wise investment of opioid litigation funds.

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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.