Pa. counties to receive first payments from $26B opioid settlement this summer
“These settlement funds will provide more treatment and more capacity to county and local organizations, help provide important ancillary services — like transportation for people trying to access treatment and save lives,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement.
Pa. poised to see $1B from national opioid settlement, with all 67 counties signing on
By the Wednesday night deadline, all 67 counties, including 241 local governments, opted to join the $26 billion opioid agreement with three of the country’s largest pharmaceutical providers — Cardinal Health, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen — and manufacturer Johnson & Johnson over their role in fueling the nationwide opioid crisis.
Pa.’s opioid settlement is bad for Philly, DA Krasner says, as he waits for another deal
'It’s my hope that we can come to a resolution soon, but if we cannot, we will fight them into a courtroom and we will make them pay,' he said.
Opioid settlement left out pain management care and research on addictive drugs | Opinion
Gaps in pain care and treatment, one of the key factors that enabled inappropriate opioid prescribing in the first place, persist.