Opioid Settlement Funding
WHAT IS OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDING?
In 2022, an agreement was reached with drug companies that were believed to have played a role in fueling the opioid crisis. The companies are required to change how they manufacture and distribute opioids. They are also required to pay money to address the harm caused by the opioid crisis.
Aitkin County and other local governments across Minnesota are receiving funds from the national opioid settlements. The funding is spread over 18 years and will be spent on strategies that prevent overdose deaths and other harms caused by substance use in our community.
Settlements with some drug companies have been finalized and legal actions with additional companies are still underway. Current opioid settlement payment amounts to cities and counties are available from The Office of Minnesota Attorney General.