City Council approves opioid settlement funds agreement

The Round Rock City Council voted unanimously Thursday, Nov. 18, to approve a resolution that could result in the City receiving up to $475,992 as part of the State of Texas’ settlement agreements with an opioid manufacturer and distributors. The funds will be used to support a variety of programs to fight the opioid crisis.

The State of Texas in May 2020 entered into settlement agreements with manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and three distributors to resolve legal claims for their roles in the opioid crisis. Political subdivisions of the state like the City can receive an allocation of the settlement funds by joining the settlement.

The funds can be used for training programs, treatment strategies, prevention programs and other approved uses defined in the settlement agreements.

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