The following panel was held on March 6 in Washington, D.C. as part of NACo’s 2018 Legislative Conference:

Local governments are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. In 2017, several states and over 100 local jurisdictions filed lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids to recover the costs of prevention efforts, treatment and services as well as jailing residents addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. In this workshop, representatives from Florida, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin provide updates on opioids litigation in their states.