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Michigan municipalities set to receive millions, deadline to apply approaches

Martin Cathrae

Local governments applying for settlements from state opioid epidemic cases must do so by January 26.

Michigan was awarded $800 million in settlements against pharmaceutical giants in 2019.

There are 277 municipalities in Michigan that are eligible to participate. More could be eligible if they meet the requirements of whether they are currently litigating with pharmaceutical companies, and if they have a population of ten-thousand or more.

Some municipalities will receive millions of dollars. Isabella county is slated to receive $1.9 million dollars, Alpena county will receive $1 million, and Saginaw county will receive more than $5.7 million dollars.

The full list can be found here.