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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 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.

July 21, 2022

States, cities and counties will receive a lot of money from the opioid litigation over the next 18 years. How does this money compare to the money that they’re currently receiving from the federal government to combat substance use?

July 12, 2022

Prescribing naloxone to people at high-risk for an opioid overdose is an evidence-based approach to reduce overdose deaths. Yet naloxone prescription rates remain low. A number of states have passed laws to try and address this–see what happened in one health system in California as a result.

June 29, 2022

Curious about the status of all the lawsuits? Want to see what is happening across states? This website is the place for you.

June 15, 2022

Researchers interviewed staff in New Jersey correctional facilities and found three key lessons from the recent expansion of treatment in jails across the state.

June 9, 2022

Over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2021. New data on the substances involved in the deaths show the changing nature of the drug epidemic. States and local jurisdictions should use their litigation dollars accordingly.