October 21, 2019

The opioid crisis is forcing more kids into the foster system

West Union, Ohio — Four major drug companies reached a last-minute settlement Monday, avoiding the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic. The companies, McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and Teva Pharmaceutical, reached a settlement totaling $260 million with two counties in Ohio.
October 19, 2019

Here, the opioid crisis is bigger than politics. As rehab centers replace pill mills, an Ohio River city fights back

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Dale King rumbled into the parking lot in his military Jeep, a black 1940s-style clunker that he maneuvered with a skull-tipped stick shift. Heavy metal music blasted from the garage that he and some friends had converted to a gym for the neighboring addiction center.
October 17, 2019

Ohio AG Says Reported Settlements In Opioid Trial Are "Too Light"

Ohio’s attorney general says his office is disappointed in a reported settlement with five drugmakers and distributors in advance of a huge opioid trial - a trial he tried to delay.
October 17, 2019

Candidates Propose Decriminalizing Opioids. What Would That Look Like In Ohio?

During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, two candidates discussed the idea of decriminalizing opioids.
October 17, 2019

New Study Validates Effectiveness of Denial, OH Campaign But Many Remain In Denial On Opioid Abuse

Majority of parents talk to their kids about opioids and have become more cautious about proper prescription drug disposal after seeing Denial, OH ads. Many parents and caregivers are still not concerned that their children might misuse or abuse prescription drugs.
October 16, 2019

CORRECTED: Ohio counties can’t seek $800 million in 'future' opioid damages

Oct 16 - (This story has been updated to correct the first name of David Cohen, the special master.)
October 16, 2019

Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis.
October 16, 2019

As counties slam drug companies, landmark federal opioid trial embarks on jury selection

CLEVELAND – Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic.