August 22, 2019

John Kasich, Gordon Gee team up to steer opioid settlement cash to hospitals

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars.
August 20, 2019

Endo agrees to pay $10 million to settle landmark opioid case brought by Ohio counties

As a landmark trial over the opioid crisis grows closer, Endo International (ENDP) agreed to a $10 million settlement with two Ohio counties that claimed the drug maker contributed to the problem by inappropriately marketing its addictive painkillers.
August 12, 2019

Attorney General Dave Yost wants good settlement for Ohio from opioid crisis

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said he wants "a good settlement for Ohio", but the state is still preparing to move forward with civil cases against drug companies. His comments came Monday as he addressed the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the state.
August 12, 2019

Ohio sues opioid makers, distributors — while giving them large tax breaks

Ohio sues opioid makers, distributors — while giving them large tax breaks
August 6, 2019

Ohio Attorney General Demands Changes To Federal Opioid Treatment Policies

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined several other state attorneys general in a letter to Congress that requests increased health care access for people struggling with opioid addiction.
July 29, 2019

Cardinal Health: A billion pills in 8 years, but no role in Ohio’s opioid crisis?

Ohio and many other states — as well as 1,800 cities and counties — are suing the Dublin-based drug wholesaler, arguing Cardinal ignored a suspicious rise in opioid orders as communities drowned in addictive prescription drugs.
July 24, 2019

Cardinal Health Counsel Says Company Has No Obligation To Public

An executive at Dublin-based Cardinal Health, one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies, said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships.
July 23, 2019

DEA data on Ohio shows how drug companies poured billions of pills into the hands of consumers.

Drug companies doled out more than 3.7 billion prescription painkillers in Ohio during a seven-year period in the years preceding an opioid epidemic that cost thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to a analysis of information in a government-maintained database.