opioid-settlement

Pa. counties to receive first payments from $26B opioid settlement this summer

BY: - April 14, 2022

“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: - January 27, 2022

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

BY: - January 25, 2022

'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.

COMMENTARY

Opioid settlement left out pain management care and research on addictive drugs | Opinion

BY: - August 23, 2021

Gaps in pain care and treatment, one of the key factors that enabled inappropriate opioid prescribing in the first place, persist.