State officials are asking municipalities to sign off to receive their fair – but not very large – share of Vermont’s $39.5 million share from five five opioid manufacturers and pharmacies.
Vermont officials have given certain municipalities and counties (pdf) in the state an April 18 deadline to request participation in the settlement with five opioid manufacturers: Teva, Allergan, CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens.
“As was the case for the previous settlements with Janssen and the Distributors, each state has been allocated a percentage of the settlement funds based on a formula that considers the number of opioid deaths in the state, the number of people in the state with opioid use disorder, the amount of state opioid sales, and population,” wrote (pdf) assistant attorney general Jill Abrams.
From Vermont’s $39.5 million, 15% will be divvied up among towns, cities, and counties, 70% to the statewide Opioid Abatement Fund, and 15% to the State of Vermont.
Burlington will receive the largest ‘subdivision’ share, with 10%, which works out to $593,000. On the lower end of the scale are small towns like Stannard, which will receive less than $6000. Source – Journal-Opinion 4/14 newsletter.
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