In 2023, approximately $1.5 billion from court settlements against opioid manufacturers and distributors has been allocated to address addiction in local and state governments in the US. However, there is criticism over lack of transparency in spending and the possibility of funds being used for purposes not directly linked to the crisis. Lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to closely monitor the expenditure of the opioid settlement fund.
A division of United Healthcare, Change Healthcare, is dealing with the fallout of a cyber attack. This has heavily impacted the healthcare industry, affecting transactions