John Oliver Shares Insights on KFF Health News’ Opioid Settlements Series in New Video

Opioid Crisis: How Settlement Money is Being Spent

Opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are finally facing accountability for their role in the nation’s overdose epidemic. With tens of billions of dollars being paid in restitution to settle lawsuits, it is crucial to understand how this money is being used by state and local governments across the United States.

A recent segment on “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” shed light on the issue, featuring reporting from the KFF Health News series “Payback: Tracking the Opioid Settlement Cash.” This in-depth investigation by Aneri Pattani delves into how the funds are being allocated and the impact they are having on communities affected by the crisis.

KFF Health News, a national newsroom dedicated to producing comprehensive journalism on health issues, is at the forefront of covering this critical topic. Their reporting provides valuable insights into the opioid epidemic and the efforts being made to address it.

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The opioid crisis continues to have a devastating impact on individuals and communities nationwide. By understanding how settlement money is being spent and supporting responsible journalism on the topic, we can work towards meaningful solutions and support those affected by this public health crisis.

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