94. What Should Ohio do with the Opioid Settlement Money?
On September 18, 2021, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced what he called a “historic” $808 million agreement with the three largest distributors of opioids. On episode 94 of Prognosis Ohio, Dan talks with Beth Connolly and Mark Robyn of the Pew Charitable Trusts about the opioid crisis, and what to do with the settlement money that is forthcoming into Ohio.
You can read some of the work Pew has done on the opioid settlements and related issues, much of which is discussed on the show:
- A Real Opportunity in the Fight Against Opioid Use Disorders (May 2021)
- State Budget Offices Promote Data-Driven Decision-Making (December 2020)
- Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Improve Patient Outcomes (December 2020)
- State Strategies for Maintaining a Balanced Budget (June 2018)
Addiction has been a perennial theme on Prognosis Ohio over the past few years. You can listen to related episodes here. Listeners may also want to check out Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio (Ohio State University Press), which Prognosis Ohio host, Dan Skinner, co-edited.
This episode of Prognosis Ohio was hosted and produced by Dan Skinner. Music by Kyle Rosenberger. To learn more about Prognosis Ohio, please visit the show’s website at prognosisohio.com. Prognosis Ohio is a member of the WCBE Podcast Experience and the Health Podcast Network.