O'Neill Institute  |  October 27, 2023

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Over the next 18 years, state and local governments will receive close to $50 billion from litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Transparency and robust conflict of interest standards are essential to build public trust in the abatement councils charged with overseeing the distribution of these funds. This Quick Take outlines potential conflicts of interest within decision-making and advisory councils, identifies best practices from states with extensive protocols for conflicts of interest, and provides recommendations based on these findings.

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