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With Washington State receiving billions of dollars as a result of settlements of lawsuits against opioid producers come requirements of regional opioid abatement councils being formed. The North Central Region Abatement Council will consist of Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties. Douglas County Commissioner Marc Straub:

The initial meeting of the regional council took place Wednesday; Straub says getting the participants to find a consensus in direction has been a challenge:

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's litigation against opioid companies has secured more than one-point-one billion dollars for Washington State over the next 15 years.

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