The Association of Arkansas Counties is pleased to announce we have partnered with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office, the Arkansas Municipal League, and other sponsors to bring the Prescribed to Death memorial to Northwest Arkansas. The focal point of the memorial is a wall of 22,000 white pills, each representing an American who died of opioid overdose in 2015. A victim's face is engraved on each pill. It will be on display at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Oct. 3-9, 2018.
Click on the image below to watch a video describing the wall and its purpose.
Read the Attorney General's news release about the partnership.
MATERIALS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Plaintiffs' Omnibus Response to Defendants' Motions filed on Aug. 30, 2018.
Second Amended Complaint filed on April 2, 2018 in Crittenden County Circuit Court.
News Release announcing March 21, 2018 press conference.
News Release announcing April 6, 2018 Arkansas Supreme Court decision.
Watch video from the news conference announcing the lawsuit.
Opioid news conference photos.
Media Coverage of Arkansas Opioid Litigation
State aims to tackle addiction in the courtroom – Arkansas Money & Politics
Attorney: Governments seeking to recover 'probably...billions' from opioid companies – Talk Business & Politics
Arkansas cities, counties sue drug makers over opioid crisis — Associated Press
Other Media Coverage
Opioid-makers gushed dollars to Arkansas doctors — Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bitter Pill — Arkansas Times
Opioid crisis affects all Americans, rural and urban — U.S. Department of Agriculture
The opioid epidemic: A crisis years in the making — The New York Times
This joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis. Several of the recommendations are accompanied by existing local practices from cities and counties. The report also includes recommendations for state and federal officials, who are pivotal partners in local efforts to combat opioid misuse, diversion, overdose and death.