Opioid Information

Opioid Information

Kanabec County Opioid Settlement 

On August 20, 2021, the Minnesota Attorney General's Office joined the historic $26 billion multi-state settlement agreements with pharmaceutical distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, and opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. This settlement is structured over 18 years and will bring $683,569 to Kanabec County. A second wave of settlements involving Teva, Allergan, Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS is currently in litigation. The anticipated amount for this 15-year settlement will be $471,346

Kanabec County's expected total settlement award is $1,154,915 over an 18 year period.

For more detailed background on the multi-district litigation (MDL), visit the Minnesota Attorney General's office-  Fighting the Opioid Epidemic 
Nonfatal Drug Overdose Dashboard- MN Dept. of Health (stat.mn.us)

Kanabec County Opioid Data

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The Minnesota Department of health dashboard contains detailed information on overdose deaths, opioid-related hospital visits, the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed, the prevalence of substance use disorder, and more. 

Opioid data for the State of Minnesota:

Opioid data for Kanabec County: