AOR in the News

‘They See a Cash Cow’: Corporations Could Consume $50 Billion of Opioid Settlements

12/18/2023 – KFF Health News

CEG staff is quoted in this article and AOR team alerted the author to several examples highlighted in the article.

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How Are Opioid Settlement Funds Being Spent So Far?

11/21/2023 – Health Affairs Forefront

CEG staff co-authored this piece which summarizes some common uses of settlement funds to date, and underscores the idea that localities need to spend money on health and community resources.

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Law enforcement eyes opioid settlement cash for squad cars and body scanners

10/20/2023 – NPR & KFF Health News

CEG staff shared the Bibb County, AL example with reporter Aneri Pattani.

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Distribution of North Carolina opioid settlement funds causing concern

10/5/2023 – WCNC

CEG staff is quoted in this article.

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North Carolina groups unhappy with 2023 Appropriations Act lack of solutions to overdose epidemic

10/3/2023 – WWAY3

CEG staff is quoted in this article.

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WV Communities Map Path for Opioid Settlement Funds

8/30/2023 – Public News Service

CEG staff is quoted in this article.

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A Roadmap for Opioid Settlement Funds: Supporting Communities & Ending the Overdose Crisis

8/14/2023

Publication written in partnership with other local and state organizations working on opioid settlement advocacy to help organizations around the country garner media attention and build pressure on their local jurisdictions to take action. The document was signed by 133 organizations.

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Should Opioid Settlement Money Be Spent on Law Enforcement?

8/14/2023 – New York Times

AOR is mentioned and CEG staff quoted in this article.

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Opioid Settlement National Roadmap Roundtable

8/9/2023

CEG joined advocates from VOCAL-KY, VOCAL-NY, National Sea Change Coalition, and Center for Popular Democracy to discuss the need for settlement funds to be invested directly into evidence-based solutions that are proven to give those with substance use disorder opportunities for effective treatment, rather than put them behind bars.

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Here’s who controls the $50 billion opioid settlement funds in each state

7/10/2023 – KFF Health News & NPR

AOR is mentioned and CEG staff quoted in this article.

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PA opioid settlement money: What you need to know

5/18/2023 – Spotlight PA

AOR is mentioned and CEG staff quoted in this article.

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A Rural County’s Choice: Use Opioid Funds to Pay Off Debt, or Pay Them Forward to Curb Crisis

5/16/2023 – KFF Health News & picked up by 22+ additional outlets

AOR is mentioned and CEG staff quoted in this article.

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Expecting more than $1 billion in opioid settlement money, PA grapples with policing versus treatment

4/18/2023 – Spotlight PA

AOR is mentioned and CEG staff quoted in this article.

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$50 Billion in Opioid Settlement Cash Is on the Way. We’re Tracking How It’s Spent.

3/30/2023 – KFF Health News & NPR

AOR is mentioned and CEG staff quoted in this article.

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