As part of a global opioid litigation settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals, Tribes are eligible to receive free boxes of the opioid overdose emergency treatment medication Naloxone each year for 10 years.
Following the “Purdue Allocation” formula, each Tribe is entitled to a specific share of the Naloxone in the form of units. Each allocated unit contains 12 boxes, and each box contains two doses. An Excel spreadsheet detailing each Tribe’s unit allocation can be found here:
Teva Tribal Allocation of Naloxone
To receive the free Naloxone, Tribes must fill out a Naloxone Interest Form by October 15, 2023. Boxes must be shipped to a Tribal pharmacy, Indian Health Service, or a recipient designated by the Tribe. After receiving the Naloxone, Tribes may freely distribute the medication in any manner they choose.
It is important to note that, while the Naloxone is free, the interest form must be filled out by the deadline for Tribes to receive their units. If a Tribe does not fill out the interest form, their shares will be distributed to other interested Tribes.
To meet the deadline successfully, Tribes should
Fill out the Naloxone Interest Form (called “Exhibit E: Tribal Participation Form” on the document)
Submit the form in one of the following ways:
Email the signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax the signed form to (804) 521-7299, ATTN: Tribal Opioid Settlements
Mail the signed form to:
ATTN: Tribal Opioid Settlements
250 Rocketts Way
Richmond, VA 23231
For further information, please review the Memorandum from Special Master David R. Cohen, Tribal Allocation Appointee, which details the Naloxone allocation agreement. Please note that the Memorandum directs readers to access and complete the interest form at www.mdlcentrality.com; however, that link will not produce the necessary form.
To access the correct form and Tribal allocation chart, be sure to use the links provided above in this announcement.