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Most Counties Sign On To State's Plan For Distributing Opioid Settlement Dollars

Mar 12, 2020

Ohio's governor and attorney general say dozens of cities and 73 of the state's 88 counties have signed on to a plan for potential settlements of lawsuits filed against drug companies over the opioid crisis. 

Ohio is the first state in the country to have such a plan. But so far, no settlement that would apply has been finalized. Under the plan, more than half of the funds would go to a foundation that would allocate money to address the state's addiction and overdose crisis. Thirty percent would go to local governments and fifteen percent to the state to use for addiction prevention and treatment.