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Mayor of Baltimore Details How $45 Million Dollars of Opioid Settlement Money Will Be Spent

Of the $45 million settlement that Baltimore received from pharmaceutical company Allergan in connection to a lawsuit over the opioid epidemic, $20 million will pay for lawyers hired by the city.

Mayor Brandon Scott announced this detail and others on how the city will spend the settlement money during a news conference Wednesday. He said another $15 million would help fund an updated citywide strategic plan for overdoses, establishing an opioid fund managed by the mayor’s pandemic aid office and programs focused on prevention, education and treatment and recovery. The city had previously said $10 million would go to two community programs that provide services to people who use drugs.

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