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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 […]

Public invited to annual Overdose Awareness Day candlelight vigil

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The sixth annual A Night To Remember, A Time To Act will take place on International Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, August 31. A resource fair will begin at 5 p.m., with the candlelight vigil and program starting at 6:30 p.m.  The event brings members of the community together to remember those […]

Two-week overdose spike from street drugs within Snohomish County


EVERETT, Wash., August 24, 2022—Between July 26 and August 8, 2022, a two-week period, Snohomish County first responders were called to 40 known or suspected overdose incidents involving street or prescription drugs, some of which some ended in death. In comparison, records reflect that medical and law enforcement crews responded to 10 suspected or confirmed […]

Public invited to candlelight vigil to remember love ones lost to drugs

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The fifth annual A Night To Remember, A Time To Act on August 31st is focused on bringing hope, on highlighting the role of prevention and mental health in reducing the loss of life due to substance use disorder, and on continuing efforts to combat the stigma against those affected by substance use disorder […]

Snohomish County sees 21% increase in opioid deaths compared to same period last year

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Snohomish County officials say coronavirus pandemic induced isolation is driving opioid overdose numbers higher, the county in a position to exceed last year’s overdose death total. According to the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination Group, 86 people have died of an opioid related overdose by the end […]

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