Opioid rescue kits.

Oregon’s Opioid Settlement Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Board has voted to allocate $17 million towards a statewide data system and harm reduction resources.

The money is part of about $325 million expected from multi-state legal settlements in 2022 involving pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and distributors that either produced, sold or distributed opioids.

In 2022, the Oregon Legislature created the OSPTR Board, administered by the Oregon Health Authority and overseen by a board of health policy experts and government representatives. The board will administer the state’s 45% share of opioid funds exclusively for addressing substance use.

Opioid assistance:Millions could funnel into Lane County for substance-use treatment

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