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March 9, 2020

Deadline To Join State's Opioid Settlement Passes Without Official Extension

A deadline for local governments to sign onto the state’s effort to reach a settlement with drug companies passed over the weekend without being officially extended. But additions to the One Ohio plan apparently are still being accepted.
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March 6, 2020

Marietta doctor convicted of illegally distributing opioid pain meds, health care fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A federal jury has convicted 65-year-old Roger D. Andersen, a southeast Ohio doctor, of illegally prescribing controlled substances and defrauding health care programs. Anderson owned and operated Marietta Medical, which was located on Putnam Street in Marietta.
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March 6, 2020

'I'm going to help them': Franklin County judge improving lives afflicted by opioids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A court in Franklin County is taking an alternative to prosecuting those charged with felony drug charges by offering a therapeutic approach.
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March 6, 2020

Fate Of Ohio Opioid Settlement Spending Plan Rests With Local Communities

Northeast Ohio local governments are weighing whether to join Attorney General Dave Yost’s One Ohio plan for dividing state opioid settlement money from drug companies.
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March 6, 2020

Allen County Commissioners join ‘One Ohio’ opioid plan

LIMA — Allen County will join with Ohio and other municipalities in its lawsuit against major opioid distributors and manufacturers, a move which local officials hope will increase the county’s chances of receiving money as Ohio gets ready to settle or try its case against the distributors and manufacturers.
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March 6, 2020

Clinton County joins ‘One Ohio’ to pursue opioid settlement

WILMINGTON — Clinton County commissioners have voted to join “One Ohio” in pursuit of a settlement with prescription opioid companies.
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March 5, 2020

Montgomery County Commission votes to join One Ohio Initiative opioid settlement efforts

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Commission voted at a special meeting Thursday to join the One Ohio Initiative. The initiative seeks to settle all opioid lawsuits across Ohio in one offer.
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March 5, 2020

His Daughter Died Of An Opioid Overdose. So He Built A Treatment Facility In Her Name

Kevin Simmers tried desperately to get his daughter the help she needed to break her addiction to drugs, but he ran out of time.
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