Millions of dollars headed to Bexar County to help opioid addicts get more resources
Bexar County residents who have an opioid addiction will soon have more resources available to help them after the county approved a roughly $12 million portion of a settlement between the State of Texas and Johnson & Johnson worth more than $290 million.
Texas announces plan to distribute funds from imminent opioid lawsuit settlement
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.
Despite COVID-19 pandemic, long lines continue outside downtown opioid treatment clinic
A long line of people gathered Monday morning outside a methadone treatment clinic on East Quincy Street, and separated themselves to a proper distance away from one another only after a KSAT 12 photographer began gathering footage.
New funding could provide free medicine and doctor’s visits for opioid-addicted patients
It's a chance for experts in San Antonio to change the entire way opioid disorder is treated in the state of Texas. $7.2 million was just awarded to the team at UT Health San Antonio that could soon make medicine and doctor's visits free for patients.
More people dying from opioid overdoses than at peak of HIV epidemic, medical expert says
"We have a huge opioid crisis down here in the state of Texas. More people are dying from opioid overdose than at the peak of the HIV epidemic," said Esteban Lopez, chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.