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Opioid Settlement Resources


 

Overview

On Feb. 25, 2022, Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the finalization of a $26 billion national settlement with Cardinal Health, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – three major pharmaceutical distributors in the U.S. (Distributors) – and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), which manufactured and marketed opioids. The agreement stems from the companies’ roles in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic. 

Of that $26 billion, Kentucky is slated to receive $478.1 million to be paid out in installments through 2038. In collaboration with the Attorney General’s office, KACo worked to ensure that counties receive their fair share of the settlement dollars to support addiction treatment and recovery services. 

Counties and cities will receive half of the state’s allocation, approximately $239 million, less funds set aside for payment of fees to the attorneys that represented local governments in the litigation.

 

You can submit a question about opioid settlement funds HERE.


 

KACo Opioid Settlement Resource Library  

The resource library contains links to settlement resources, including the settlement agreement and distribution schedules, information about the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission, resources from NACo and John Hopkins University. 

Access the library here

 


 

Opioid Settlement News


 

April 10, 2024
Counties, cities to receive opioid settlement payment this month
Latest distribution totals more than $3 million
March 18, 2024
KACo hosts training on opioid settlement funds
Watch a recording of the class.
March 12, 2024
AG Coleman to Opioid Commission: This is a Spark of Hope
Attorney General Russell Coleman delivered the following remarks to the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission today (Mar. 12) outlining his priorities for fighting the drug addiction crisis:
March 04, 2024
Opioid Settlement – certification forms due Mar. 31, 2024
Counties receiving opioid settlement funds must submit a certification form to the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission quarterly.
February 13, 2024
Attorney General Coleman sues Kroger regarding opioid crisis
Kentucky has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, and the consequences have caused suffering and grief for many families.
February 09, 2024
Meet Lauren Carr, KACo’s Opioid Settlement Advisor
New position will help counties navigate best practices and reporting guidelines for opioid settlement funds
September 20, 2023
Quarterly opioid settlement certification forms due Sept. 30
Counties receiving opioid settlement funds must submit a certification form to the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission quarterly.
June 15, 2023
Quarterly opioid settlement certification forms due June 30
Counties receiving opioid settlement funds must submit a certification form to the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission quarterly.
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