Texas announces plan to distribute funds from imminent opioid lawsuit settlement
SAN ANTONIO Help may be on the way for those battling opioid addictions in our community and across Texas. On Thursday, the Texas Attorney General and attorneys representing various Texas counties in a nationwide lawsuit against opioid distributors and manufacturers hashed out how the imminent settlement funds would be split up in the state. Both myself and the folks at the Texas Attorney General's Office expect that this will become a model for other states to use across the United States, he said. The opioids council would be made up of three members appointed by the governor and three members appointed by the Texas attorney general. Watts said companies are ready to settle the lawsuits, and the execution of this distribution plan will mean those funds get to the community quickly.