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August 26, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial

Oklahoma pursued the first case against a drug manufacturer for the national public health disaster, and the ruling may point to what lies ahead in 2,000 more lawsuits.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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August 2, 2019

Gov. DeWine: 'No Doubt' Drugmakers Caused Opioid Crisis

Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday that evidence recently made public makes clear that drug makers were responsible for the deadly opioid crisis and that they had lied about the addictiveness of their painkillers.
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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.
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