Ohio negotiating separate opioid settlement

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MEDINA — More than $800 million could be flowing into Ohio through an opioid epidemic settlement negotiated specifically for the state, Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson said Friday.

If those provisions are finalized, Thompson said Ohio would be removed from a recent national opioid settlement that's set to distribute roughly $26.5 billion across the U.S.

The state possibly securing its own settlement is largely thanks to One Ohio, a united negotiating effort led by Attorney General David Yost and Gov. Mike DeWine established in March 2020

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