Mike DeWine
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.
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.
July 22, 2019

Drug companies shipped hundreds of millions of suspicious opioid orders to Ohio, court documents say

Drug manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and practitioners acted as street couriers and shipped "hundreds of millions" of suspicious opioid doses over 20 years to two Ohio counties, according to a motion filed in federal court for the Northern District of Ohio.
July 18, 2019

Ohio likely to see first overdose death drop ever, CDC estimates

Ohio will see its first drop in overdose deaths since the opioid epidemic started, if early national estimates are right.
July 18, 2019

SW Ohio pharmaceutical company Miami-Luken, executives indicted in alleged opioid conspiracy

A Warren County pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former top officials and two pharmacists could face up to 20 years in prison after being charged by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati for distributing millions of pain pills.
July 16, 2019

States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up.

Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.