Still no timeline for Indiana opioid settlement money

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A number of communities and counties in The Hoosier State have yet to receive their opioid settlement funds, according to an attorney.

The state and all of its cities, counties and towns are due to receive $507 million as part of a massive settlement from lawsuits against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and a number of national distributors.

In February Attorney General Todd Rokita called the settlement “a huge win” for Indiana. The IndyStar reports that Rokita’s office said the money would begin to be distributed in the spring. An attorney representing a number of communities says nine months later, the money has yet to materialize.

The state says the funds are being held in an account that received the final installment on November 4th, and have yet to announce a timeline for when the money will be released.

 

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