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February 9, 2021

WV, OH, KY among states that settle with opioid consulting firm that aided Purdue Pharma

CHARLESTON — Several attorneys general across the United States announced Thursday nearly $600 million in settlements with a drug marketing firm accused of helping to fuel the opioid crisis.
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February 8, 2021

Addiction In The Pandemic: An Interview With White House Leader On Drug Control Policy

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released drug overdose death data last December, it warned about the impacts the ongoing pandemic has had on the addiction crisis.
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February 8, 2021

Cardinal Health projects nearly $1B tax benefit due to opioid settlements

Cardinal Health Inc. is projecting a nearly $1 billion tax benefit over the coming year because of a proposed $6.6 billion settlement on opioid litigation.
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February 8, 2021

Doctor Sentenced for Role in Unlawful Distribution of Opioids

An Ohio physician was sentenced to two years in prison today for his role in illegally distributing opioids.
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February 8, 2021

News 9 Special Assignment: The forgotten epidemic - the opioid crisis, better or worse

In tonight's special assignment: the forgotten epidemic- the opioid crisis, better or worse, we're examining the overdose death numbers, specifically in each of our counties over the past 2 years, to see if the drug epidemic is better or worse than before the pandemic.
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February 4, 2021

Meth seizures shoot up 87% across Ohio, state troopers say

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Once overshadowed by the opioid epidemic and heroin, methamphetamine continues to make a comeback across the nation and Ohio.
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February 4, 2021

Ohio Valley States Will Reap $45M From Opioid Suit Settlement With McKinsey Consulting

Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia will collectively receive roughly $45 million as part of settlement agreements announced Thursday resolving lawsuits against consulting giant McKinsey & Company related to the opioid epidemic.
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February 4, 2021

Local state representative serving on new committee created with the opioid crisis in mind

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — A local legislator will be serving on a new House committee created with the opioid crisis in mind.
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