August 30, 2019

1 Drug Company Announces Details of $5M Opioid Settlement

The drug company Allergan says its $5 million payments divided between two Ohio counties will remove it from a trial scheduled for October on the toll of opioids there.
August 27, 2019

Ohio hospital where doctor accused of opioid murders worked settles lawsuits

(Reuters) - The Ohio hospital that employed a doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for giving often fatal doses of opioid painkillers to dozens of sick patients said on Tuesday it has settled two wrongful death lawsuits for a total of $9 million.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.