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Opioid Settlement Could Provide Up to $1 Billion for Pennsylvania Counties to Use on Treatment, Recovery Services

Commonwealth Media Services
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks about the need for more addiction treatment funding and the impact of the negotiated opioid settlement during a Nov. 29 visit to the Lehigh Valley.

A nationwide settlement with four companies that made or distributed dangerous prescription opioids is expected to wrap up in coming weeks. Transforming Health’s Brett Sholtis reports counties across the state agreeing to the settlement will not only start seeing money as early as April, but also control how it’s spent.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2021/12/20/opioid-settlement-heres-how-much-money-pa-counties-would-see/

(Original air-date: 12/28/21)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.