Information and Timeline

Aug 2017
Pierce County Council sends letter to Gov. Inslee declaring Pierce County in a state of opioid crisis.
Oct 2017
Pierce County Council adopts resolution declaring a state of opioid crisis in Pierce County.
Feb 2018
 City of Tacoma/ Pierce County Opioid Task Force convened a community summit on the opioid epidemic to get input for an action plan.  Watch summary of summit here
Feb 2018
Pierce County joined the federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers Purdue, Endo, and Janssen, linking their marketing campaign to the opiate crisis.
May 2018
Tacoma and Pierce County expanded their federal lawsuit to include the three largest wholesale distributors of prescription opioids, Cardinal Health, McKesson, and Amerisource-Bergen.