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SUMMARY OF PROPOSED OPIOID SETTLEMENTS

BACKGROUND

Texas, along with a broad coalition of states and subdivisions, has reached final agreements with four companies to resolve legal claims against for their role in the opioid crisis. One agreement is with opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The other is three major pharmaceutical distributors: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson.

FINANCIAL TERMS

The two agreements provide for $26 billion in payments over 18 years, with $23.9 billion available for opioid abatement and significant amounts front loaded. Funding will be distributed to states according to the allocation agreement reached among the Attorneys General. Subdivisions can only participate in the agreement if their state participates. Texas’ combined share is almost $1.5 billion: $1.17 billion from the distributors and $268 million from J&J. Distribution within Texas is handled through the Texas Term Sheet, an intrastate agreement between the state and litigating subdivisions. The funding must be used to support any of a wide variety of strategies to fight the opioid crisis. Separate provisions exist to compensate attorneys who have pursued opioid litigation on behalf of states and local governments. Once the state agrees to participate, then the more subdivisions that join, the more money everyone in Texas will receive. Future opioid litigation may result in suspension and reduction of payments. Even without full resolution of claims, states and subdivisions can still receive substantial payments by resolving a significant portion of current and future claims.

INJUNCTIVE TERMS

Both agreements both contain industry-changing injunctive terms. The distributors will be subject to more oversight and accountability, including an independent monitor, to prevent deliveries of opioids to pharmacies where diversion and misuse occur. They will be required to establish and fund an independent clearinghouse to track opioid distribution nationwide and flag suspicious orders. J&J will be prohibited from selling or promoting opioids.

HOW TO JOIN

To officially join the settlements, you need to:
1. sign the Subdivision Settlement Participation Forms (one for JNJ and one for the Distributors);
2. adopt the Texas Term Sheet and its intrastate allocation schedule;
3. return all three documents (the Subdivision Participation Form JNJ, the Subdivision Settlement Participation Form Distributors, and your resolution adopting the Texas Term Sheet) to [email protected].

The deadline for states to sign on is August 21, 2021. Subdivisions in participating states then have through January 2, 2022, to join.

GLOBAL OPIOID SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTS

• Opioid Settlement One Pager
• Subdivision Participation Form (JNJ)
• Subdivision Participation Form (Distributors)
• Global Opioid Settlement PowerPoint Presentation
• Texas Term Sheet
• Sample Resolution
• List of Uses for Opioid Remediation Funds
• Final Distributor Settlement Agreement
• Final Janssen Settlement Term Sheet

CONFIRMED SIGN-ONS

Abilene, City of
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Rains County
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Rosenberg, City of
Round Rock, City of
Rowlett, City of
Runnels County
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Saginaw, City of
San Angelo, City of
San Benito, City of
San Elizario, City of (<10k)
San Felipe, City of (<10k)
San Jacinto County
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San Saba, City of (<10k)
Santa Fe, City of
Schertz, City of
Scurry County
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Seagoville, City of
Sealy, City of (<10k)
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Selma, City of
Shavano Park, City of (<10k)
Sherman County (<10k)
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Somerville, City of (<10k)
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Spring Valley Village, City of (<10k)
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Starr County
Stephenville, City of
Stonewall County (<10k)
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Surfside Beach, City of (<10k)
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Taylor County
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Temple, City of
Terrell Hills, City of (<10k)
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Terry County
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Texas City, City of
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Thorndale, City of (<10k)
Tom Green County
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Tool, City of (<10k)
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Trophy Club, City of
Troup, City of (<10k)
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Tyler County
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Universal City, City of
University Park, City of
Uvalde, City of
Val Verde County
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Victoria County
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Vidor, City of
Waco, City of
Ward County
Washington County
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Waxahachie, City of
Weatherford, City of
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Weston Lakes, City of (<10k)
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Whitehouse, City of (<10k)
Wichita Falls, City of
Wilbarger County
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