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Supervisors Fletcher, Anderson Propose $100M Opioid Settlement Framework



San Diego County supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Joel Anderson Wednesday revealed an Opioid Settlement Framework they are asking the Board of Supervisors to approve next week.

Some of the strategies they introduced in the framework include expanding access to medically assisted treatment, putting “wellness advocates” in hospitals, providing wrap-around services and housing, drug disposal strategies and public information campaigns.

“We have developed a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy to tackle the opioid epidemic in San Diego County,” said Fletcher, chair of the Board of Supervisors. “The Opioid Settlement Framework we are voting on next week was shaped by individuals and entities dedicated to treating people suffering with addiction.

“With this plan in-hand, once those settlement dollars start coming- in, we can quickly take action and put them to work to get people treatment and save lives,” he said.

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