Indiana has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. The rates of opioid prescribing in Indiana reached a peak in 2012 when, on average, there were 112 opioid prescriptions for every 100 residents in the state. From 2012 through 2016, there were 58 Indiana counties with opioid prescribing rates greater than 100 prescriptions per 100 residents.
Indiana is a part of the $26 billion national settlement with Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson. Indiana’s share of the settlement is approximately $507 million and all cities, towns, and counties in the state are participating in the settlement.
Click here to view distribution estimates for participating subdivisions
It is anticipated that that the 2022 payments will be transferred to the participating subdivisions in the fall of 2022.
Press Release: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announces $507 million agreement with opioid distributors, manufacturer
Click here to view the Distributors Settlement Agreement
Click here to view the Opioid briefing for the commission
Click here to view the Johnson & Johnson Settlement Agreements
Click here to view the Approved Opioid Abatement Uses