The Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority (OAA) has made its first-ever grant award, providing $115,970 to Washington County for a new treatment center for women.
Summary of key provisions on the use of funds received from national opioid settlements
Attorney General Jason Miyares today announced that his office has reached a settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores.
The Opioid Abatement Authority (OAA) and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards have jointly announced a series of town-hall style listening sessions to take place around the Commonwealth. The OAA’s Board of Directors will use these listening sessions to collect input from a broad and diverse audience including individuals in recovery, families of people who have been impacted by opioid use disorders, peers/allies, service providers, law enforcement, and local government.
The Opioid Abatement Authority is pleased to announce the hiring of two additional key staff members.
Three major opioid settlements have resulted in payments flowing to Virginia. The first was from McKinsey, a consulting/marketing company, for just under $12M, which is now provided in the Opioid Abatement Fund.