March 4, 2020

Advocates, recovering addicts say Narcan access with proper treatment could help curb opioid crisis

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Access to a life-saving drug has expanded exponentially in recent years in Ohio. Some advocates think the increase in naloxone dispensing, both in pharmacies and through community initiatives, could eventually help curb the state’s opioid epidemic.
March 3, 2020

Ex-Scioto County drug dealer: 'I'm sorry for everything I sold'

COLUMBUS, (Ohio) — Robert Lee Garmany III started selling drugs when he was just 15 years old. It was his career, and it was a lucrative one.
March 3, 2020

Montgomery County set to join huge opioid settlement

Montgomery County commissioners will vote in a special meeting Thursday whether to join a massive federal settlement against opioid manufacturers and distributors just ahead of a Friday deadline.
March 3, 2020

Elyria Council approves joining One Ohio plan to divide potential opioid settlements

ELYRIA — Elyria will sign its name onto "One Ohio," a plan to divide potential opioid litigation funds across the state.
March 3, 2020

Law Firms Rack Up $160M in Fees Over Opioid Litigation

The fees come from more than $690 million in settlements so far involving two counties in Ohio and the state of Oklahoma.
March 2, 2020

Clinton County mulling ‘One Ohio’ for potential opioid settlement dollars

WILMINGTON — Clinton County commissioners have until Friday to decide whether to drop their lawsuit against much of the prescription opioid industry and instead join with other local Ohio governments to group-negotiate a potential settlement.
March 2, 2020

'This is a suburbia problem': Franklin County deputies on front lines of opioid fight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Over 4,850 Ohioans died from drug overdoses in 2017. That’s more than car crashes, gun deaths and homicides combined, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
March 2, 2020

Monroe hopes proposed opioid case settlement can help city

MONROE — Monroe is hoping funds from a proposed settlement of a large lawsuit against opioid industry would help the city, even though it wasn’t part of the case.