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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.

August 23, 2022

Talk of overdose prevention sites has become more common in media and politics. But what are they exactly, how can they help in the fight against drug overdose, and should localities consider using settlement dollars to fund them? We explore these questions.

August 18, 2022

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.

August 17, 2022

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

August 9, 2022

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.

August 4, 2022

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 These have been archived through a collaboration between Johns Hopkins and UCSF.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.

August 2, 2022

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.

July 28, 2022

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.

July 27, 2022

Despite passing legislation in 2019 related to the opioid litigation, Maryland wasn’t yet done. In 2022, state legislators passed two additional bills to ensure that the state was prepared for the influx of dollars.