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WV Opioid Money Begins Trickle Down

January 2nd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Attorney General for West Virginia, Patrick Morrisey, has announced that the state has begun sending out checks from a fund set up with settlements of opioid lawsuits. The state has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the US. The West Virginia First Foundation will manage about $1 billion from the settlements and will distribute nearly 75% of the money. A quarter of the money will go directly to local communities and 3% will be kept in trust.