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Surveying Recent Opioid Settlements: Learnings & Opportunities for Behavioral Health (On-Demand Webinar)

Date: 12/12/23
Time: On Demand

On-demand closed captions are available.

Overview: In this webinar, the panelists give a review of opioid settlements reached between state and local governments and significant pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers and have a general discussion of the lawsuits that led to them. Keys terms of the settlements will be summarized, and the panelists discuss the various opportunities the settlements present for behavioral health service providers and the field overall. Key settlements across the nation will be surveyed, and state actions taken to date to plan for spending settlement funds on opioid remediation will be analyzed for their consistency with the terms of the settlements reached. The webinar features a panel of experts, including a seasoned litigator with extensive experience negotiating comparable settlements, as well as an administrator involved in planning for and executing the spending of settlement funds at the state/local level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand key terms of opioid settlements reached with major pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers and implications of same
  • Learn about the parameters related to usage of opioid settlement funds and state approaches to administering the funds
  • Gain insight into opportunities opioid settlements present for behavioral health service providers and others involved in prevention and treatment

Speaker Information:

Anna Whites, AttorneyAnna Whites Law Office

Emily Black Grey, Partner & Healthcare Section ManagerBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP

Jolie Apicella, Partner, Litigation Department and Health Care Practice GroupWiggin and Dana

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