Opioid settlement: Ohio attorney general extends deadline after too few cities and counties join

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost had been handling a large settlement against htree major drug distributors sued for the opioid epidemic. Nicolas Galindo/The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Friday pressured counties and cites to join the state's massive settlement of around $808 million with three major drug distributors who were sued for their role in the opioid epidemic.  

"There is no deal ... yet," he emphasized multiple times in a call with reporters. "We're in a position where a few governments can hold out and nix the entire deal for the entire state. That'd be an even bigger tragedy."

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