Resources for Tracking Opioid Settlements

  • is solely owned and operated by Christine Minhee, J.D. She tracks three categories of opioid settlement-related data — opioid settlements reached by U.S. state and local governments, states’ opioid settlement decision-making processes, and states’ opioid settlement expenditures — to discover whether funds from the opioid litigation will indeed be spent to bolster the public health response to drug use.

    “Christine launched in 2019 as an Open Society Foundations Soros Justice Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law, where she co-authored “The Cure for America’s Opioid Crisis? End the War on Drugs” (Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy).

    “Since her fellowship term ended in 2021, she has maintained this site pro bono and now uses the data she has amassed to assist community advocates, governments, and select non-profit organizations better understand the opioid settlement landscape. She specifically advocates for harm reduction uses of funds.”
  • The National Academy for State Health Policy maintains this resource: State Approaches for Distribution of National Opioid Settlement Funding.

    “NASHP’s national opioid settlement state tracker was compiled based on information from publicly available legislation, state memorandums or executive orders, state websites, and press releases, as well as supplemental interviews with state officials with a role in administering opioid settlement funding. Sam Mermin, Miriam Pearsall, Rebekah Falkner, and Katie Greene contributed to the development of this tracker. NASHP would like to acknowledge Christine Minhee’s Opioid Settlement Tracker, which has tracked state settlements and allocation plans since 2019.” is a project of the Real Reporting Foundation. Post last updated February 12, 2024 by Doug McVay, Editor.