On February 24, 2021, Attorney General Josh Stein announced a $573 million multi-state settlement with McKinsey & Company, resolving investigations into the company’s role in advising opioid companies how to promote their drugs and profit from the opioid epidemic.  The settlement provides nearly $19 million over five years for North Carolina, with all funds devoted to addressing the opioid epidemic.

The 2021-2022 state budget devotes $15.7 million from the McKinsey settlement to expanding employment and transportation supports for individuals in recovery from opioid use disorder, supporting individuals with opioid use disorder who are involved in the criminal justice system, expanding evidence-based treatment supports and improving connections to care, and developing evidence-based supportive housing services.  For additional information, see pages 217-219 of the state budget.