Dave Yost

February 4, 2021

Ohio, other states reach $573 million settlement with McKinsey over role in opioid epidemic

Ohio will receive $24.7 million as part of a $573 million settlement against a firm that promoted the sales of prescription painkillers, helping to fuel an opioid epidemic in Ohio and nationally that’s led to rising overdose deaths and increasing government costs to address addiction issues.
April 20, 2021

Personal, public moves needed to end opiate surge

Though overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed 19,000 Ohioans and infected more than 1 million others over the past 15 months, a simultaneous and relentless epidemic refuses to loosen its monstrous grip on our state and nation.
April 2, 2021

Opinion: Our society often punishes individuals struggling with addiction

The recent settlement announced between the state of Ohio and consulting business McKinsey & Co. for the firm's role in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic is a perfect example of how we unfairly punish Ohioans dealing with substance-use disorder while allowing the engineers of this crisis to escape with just a slap on the wrist.
March 19, 2021

Pinnacle Treatment Centers Opens Three Additional Opioid Addiction Treatment Centers In Ohio

Athens Treatment Services, Hamilton Treatment Services and Solon Treatment Services part of Pinnacle's expansion in the fight against the opioid crisis
February 22, 2021

Overdoses worse than ever before

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made you feel as though the virus is the overwhelming challenge for Ohio, you are not alone.
February 22, 2021

AG Yost reaches $24.7M settlement with consultant that allegedly fueled opioid epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has agreed to a settlement with McKinsey & Co. that will pour more than $24 million into communities to help combat the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic that has ripped apart communities and families throughout the state.
February 18, 2021

Amidst pandemic, Ohio sees record overdose deaths

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – “He was doing well, and then it happened, and we didn’t find out for three days.”
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.