December 9, 2019

UT economic impact report says each opioid overdose death costs over $8 million

TOLEDO, Ohio — A new study by The University of Toledo (UT) is showing the local economic impact of the opioid epidemic.
December 9, 2019

Yost Pitches Constitutional Amendment To Allocate Opioid Settlement Money

The Ohio Attorney General's office has crafted a proposal that would put guardrails around potential opioid lawsuit settlement money to make sure the funds are used specifically for the opioid epidemic.
December 7, 2019

Ohio considering fund to protect opioid settlement money

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is floating the idea of changing the state constitution to create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem.
December 7, 2019

Opioid manufacturers made parody rap videos to help push products

Companies fought to keep the videos, which are evidence in a huge, multi-state lawsuit fought in Ohio, under seal
December 6, 2019

The Opioid Files Inside the opioid industry’s marketing machine

Unsealed court documents reveal how drug companies ramped up sales during the epidemic.
December 6, 2019

Pharmacies in Opioid Case Want Judge to Ban Ex Parte Communications

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio issued an order Thursday stating that the court was "mindful of its ethical obligations" after a group of pharmacy defendants insisted on banning ex parte communications they believe are happening in the opioid litigation.
December 5, 2019

County in Ohio dedicates fund to hold opioid settlement cash

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Ohio counties that struck a major settlement last month with the three biggest U.S. drug distributors and a major drugmaker has set up a special account for the money.
December 5, 2019

The Changing Geography of the Opioid Crisis

A new study shows that the country faces different opioid challenges in urban and rural areas.