Illinois expects to receive more than $1.3 billion in settlement monies by 2038, to be used in all parts of the state to abate the opioid crisis. The Illinois Attorney General, along with those of other states, sued prescription opioid distributors, manufacturers, and dispensers to seek recovery for their unfair and deceptive practices. These lawsuits led to numerous multistate settlement agreements.

The Illinois Opioid Settlements Initiative website is an essential new tool for providers and the interested public. The website will maintain up-to-date information from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) on the disbursement of the funds. IDHS/SUPR seeks to ensure that approved abatement strategies and spending will support recovery in communities hardest hit by the opioid crisis and throughout the state.

Illinois Opioid Settlements Initiative website:  Home – Illinois Department of Human Service (ilopioidsettlements.com)

Please see the attached Smart Alert for additional details.

Smart Alert Volume XVII Issue IX- Illinois Opioid Settlements Initiative Website Launches