Opioid Settlement Resource Center
A $26 billion nationwide settlement was reached to resolve all Opioids litigation brought by states and local political subdivisions against the three largest pharmaceutical distributors: McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen (“Distributors”), and manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (collectively, “J&J”).
The state of Michigan is slated to receive nearly $800 million over 18 years. Fifty percent (50%) of the settlement amount will be sent directed to county and local governments. The national agreement also requires significant industry changes that will help prevent this type of crisis from ever happening again.
A state-subdivision agreement between the state of Michigan and local government directs how opioid settlement funds are distributed. All 83 counties in Michigan signed on to this agreement. Allocation percentages can be found on exhibit A.
Exhibit E of the settlement provides a non-exhaustive list of expenditures that qualify as being paid for Opioid Remediation. (Beginning on Page 63)
How Should Counties Spend their Settlement Funds?
State of Michigan Resources
Education and Resources
- Opioids | CDC
Webinars and Presentations
- MDHHS webinar on Harm Reduction
- MDHHS webinar on Treatment
- MDHHS webinar on Prevention
- MDHHS webinar on Recovery
- MAC webinar on Opioids
- Presentation on Opioid Settlement (2022 Legislative Conference)
Technical Assistance Providers
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