Ohio, other states reach $573 million settlement with McKinsey over role in opioid epidemic

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Ohio will receive $24.7 million as part of a $573 million settlement against a firm that promoted the sales of prescription painkillers, helping to fuel an opioid epidemic in Ohio and nationally that’s led to rising overdose deaths and increasing government costs to address addiction issues.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the funds will be directed to the OneOhio Recovery Foundation, an effort announced about a year ago to enable the state and participating counties and cities to jointly pursue legal damages against drug manufacturers and others.

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