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Santa Clara County to Expand Substance Use Treatment, Distribute Naloxone with Opiod Settlement Money

With opioid overdoses rising, Santa Clara County is expanding substance abuse support at schools, distributing more naloxone and fentanyl testing strips and boosting youth inpatient treatment using money from a settlement with opioid distributors. Students hold boxes of Narcan at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) In 2014, Santa Clara County became the first jurisdiction to file a lawsuit against major opioid manufacturers for their roles in creating a nationwide opioid epidemic. In July 2021, opioid manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and three ...