City to receive opioid settlement funds

Oxford expects to receive additional funds under a proposed national opioid settlement with Teva, Allergan, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. 

The city receives money from national opioid settlements in accordance with a plan that allots 30% to local government, 55% to a foundation and 15% to the Ohio Attorney General, according to a memo from city manager, Doug Elliot. 

As a result of opioid settlements with Janssen (J&J), AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, Cardinal Health and Purdue Pharma, Oxford has already collected $22,233. The total that Oxford will obtain from the new settlements is uncertain. 

The money “must be used to prevent, treat and support recovery from addiction,” according to the memo. “One option that has been discussed is to utilize this funding to offset the cost of the recently hired social service liaison in the police department.”