Alaba­ma attor­ney gen­er­al urges cities to apply ‘ethics’ approach to divest­ing opi­oid set­tle­ments

EXCLUSIVE — Alaba­ma Attor­ney Gen­er­al Steve Mar­shall is call­ing on cities to apply the state’s “ethics laws” for divest­ing mon­ey from opi­oid set­tle­ments back into the hands of vic­tims of the addic­tive phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal drugs, cau­tion­ing against “pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ships.”
Mar­shall announced in June that the state would receive near­ly $249 mil­lion over the next 10–15 years in opi­oid set­tle­ment mon­ey from phar­ma­cies and drug­mak­ers for their role in the opi­oid epi­dem­ic. In a let­ter obtained exclu­sive­ly by the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er, he urged locals in the Yel­lowham­mer State to take a “ground-up approach” over entrust­ing pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ships to man­age the set­tle­ment funds, say­ing, “We owe it to the Peo­ple of Alaba­ma to get this right.”
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