September 29, 2021

2 narcotics officers arrested in Ohio, accused of drug distribution

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities arrested two Columbus police officers Tuesday on allegations that they distributed several kilograms of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to the Department of Justice.
September 28, 2021

Cardinal Health CEO Mike Kaufmann’s bonus cut $1.4M based on shareholder response to opioid legal costs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST)–Based on a “listening tour” of shareholders, Cardinal Health Inc. cut CEO Mike Kaufmann‘s bonus by $1.4 million because of the impact on the bottom line and share price from settling thousands of lawsuits over the opioid crisis.
September 20, 2021


Second Annual Recovery Walk held Saturday
September 16, 2021

Ohio Scores $808M Opioid Settlement Outside Global Deal (1)

Imminent trial gave state leverage to make outside deal. Unlike global deal, attorneys fees are paid by firms
September 16, 2021

Ohio reaches settlement agreement with opioid distributors, says state Attorney General Dave Yost

Three major opioid distributors, sued over their role in the opioid crisis, have signed off on a massive settlement deal with the state, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.
September 16, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces $808 million opioid settlement agreement

Under the settlement, Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen will fund roughly $808 million in treatment and prevention programs across Ohio.
September 15, 2021

Senate passes Gavarone's Relapse Reduction Act

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Senate on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 25, also known as the Relapse Reduction Act.
September 14, 2021

Lessons from Ohio’s Big Tobacco settlement can inform opioid settlement

Ohio is poised to settle with three large national pharmaceutical distributors, and health experts say the state’s settlement with Big Tobacco provides lessons for this moment.