Cracking down on those responsible for the opioid crisis

The opioid crisis arose through a combination of well-intentioned efforts to improve pain management by doctors and aggressive – even fraudulent – marketing by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Nevada was hit harder than nearly any other state, and Attorney General Ford’s office is making sure that it never happens again. He’s holding those responsible for the epidemic responsible for their actions.

Already, Attorney General Ford has secured over $330-million for the state by suing opioid manufacturers and distributors and getting federal grants to fight the epidemic. That includes Nevaa’s part of a $26-billion opioid settlement with the three largest opioid distributors. With this money, Nevada will establish programs and services that are needed right now – and will force the drug companies to change their behaviors to ensure this never happens again.