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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.

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.

December 23, 2022

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?

December 16, 2022

A recent study found that connecting people entering addiction treatment with a primary care provider improved outcomes five years later. Jurisdictions should consider approaches such as this when looking at how to invest money from the opioid litigation.

December 7, 2022

The National Safety Council has developed a suite of programs to help employers support workers with substance use disorders. States and communities may have opportunities to partner with employers with the funds from the opioid litigation.

November 30, 2022

Local jurisdictions face financial challenges in keeping effective programs running. The money from the opioid litigation has the potential to provide needed support to these programs for years. Read how Milwaukee is thinking about how using the funds to sustain existing programs and fill unmet needs.

November 22, 2022

State and local advocates are experts in community needs; their involvement in decisions around spending the money from the opioid litigation is essential to making sure that the money will be used to save the most lives. A new guide provides information on how advocates can build on their existing work and influence the spending of the new dollars.