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County and local cities receive $61 million from opioid settlement

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OLYMPIA—Snohomish County and local cities are set to receive approximately $61,189,456.22 from efforts led by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office that will be used to fight the opioid epidemic statewide, his office states. The dollars come from settlements resulting from lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies Attorney General Ferguson claimed were fueling the distribution of opioids, […]

County to receive up to $25.4M to save lives ravaged by the opioid crisis

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 1, 2022—Snohomish County is set to receive up to $25.4 million from a resolution with the three largest distributors of prescription opioids. Attorney General Bob Ferguson brought McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. in 2021 after rejecting a national settlement. In Ferguson’s announcement, Washington state will receive a […]

Parents beware, Rainbow Fentanyl is here in the PNW

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First reported by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and shared on social media by Hope Soldiers, a grassroots organization helping those struggling with addiction, a dangerous new form of fentanyl has made its way to the Pacific Northwest called “rainbow fentanyl,” a brightly-colored version of the highly-toxic synthetic opioid responsible for hundreds of fatal overdoses […]

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