• Experts: Spend opioid settlement funds on fighting opioids

    12 days ago - By Stl Today

    As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale of runaway government spending and missed opportunities for saving more lives.
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  • Experts: Spend opioid settlement funds on fighting opioids

    Experts: Spend opioid settlement funds on fighting opioids

    13 days ago - By Chron

    As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale of runaway government spending and missed opportunities for saving more lives.
    Mere fractions of the $200 billion-plus tobacco settlement have gone toward preventing smoking and helping people quit in many states. Instead, much of the money has helped to balance state budgets, lay fiber-optic cable and repair roads.
    And while the settlement was a success in many ways - smoking rates have dropped significantly - cigarettes are still...
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