Dave Yost

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October 8, 2019

Ohio launches pioneering study on opioid addiction

Ohioans have been some of the hardest hit by the opioid crisis, and a new genetic study will aim to find a link that will hopefully help reduce the number of people who become addicted each year.
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October 11, 2019

Court Allows Judge Opposed by Drug Firms to Oversee Nationwide Opioid Trial

A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for a landmark trial over the nation’s opioid crisis, rejecting a bid by eight drug retailers and distributors to disqualify the judge, and a request by Ohio and other U.S. states to delay an Oct. 21 trial.
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October 10, 2019

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland.
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October 4, 2019

What if genetic test could alert you to future addition to opioids?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A doctor faces an impossible choice every time she must decide whether to give an emergency room patient a painkiller.
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October 1, 2019

Ohio's Move to Halt Opioid Trial 'Untimely in the Extreme,' Judge Says

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who is overseeing the first federal opioid trial on Oct. 21, also wrote on Tuesday that the Ohio AG's petition before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was based on a "faulty premise."
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October 3, 2019

Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

Two Ohio counties have asked a court to deny their state attorney general’s request to delay a major trial over the toll of opioids.
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October 3, 2019

Ohio plans study on genetic markers for opioid addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio launched a $1.6 million study Thursday that aims to identify the genetic markers that separate people likely to develop opioid addiction from people somehow immune to the painkillers’ addictive properties.
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September 21, 2019

Commissioners say counties should control opioid lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio county commissioners say counties should have control of any settlement money derived from lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies.
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