July 28, 2020

Judge Nixes 7% Plaintiffs Attorneys’ Fee on Opioid Settlements

A federal judge overseeing thousands of opioid lawsuits declined on Monday to grant a demand by plaintiffs attorneys for fees that could be worth billions of dollars, a request drug company defendants had said would jeopardize settlement talks.
July 28, 2020

Sixth Circuit Hears Challenge to Class in Massive Opioid Case

CINCINNATI (CN) — Prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors argued before a Sixth Circuit panel Tuesday that a so-called negotiation class of state and local governments created by a federal judge is unconstitutional.
July 24, 2020

Case to Watch: Opioid plaintiffs to defend novel 'negotiating class' on appeal

A federal appeals court is set to consider a novel framework...
July 23, 2020

We must keep working to fight addiction

For more than 25 years, I’ve worked to address the drug addiction epidemic that has affected so many lives across Ohio.
July 22, 2020

Local claims sought for opioid bankruptcy filing

MEDINA — Proofs of claim tallying what the ongoing opioid epidemic has cost Medina County communities and school districts are being taken in by county Prosecutor Forrest Thompson's office.
July 22, 2020

Opioid overdose deaths on the rise

SCIOTO — Fears that the coronavirus could lead to increased opioid overdoses have become a reality in Ohio and Scioto County.
July 21, 2020

Ohio drug overdose deaths back on rise

Fatal drug overdoses are rising again in Ohio just a year after the state’s first decline in nine years as the opioid crisis tore through the state.
July 17, 2020

Balderson introduces bipartisan bill to tackle worsening substance abuse crisis

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of more than 30 lawmakers unveiled legislation aimed at combating the nation’s ongoing opioid and substance abuse crisis, which has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.