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December 11, 2019

Ohio House Leaders Reject Yost's Opioid Settlement Plan

Both the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Ohio House say that voters won't see a constitutional amendment proposed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
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December 11, 2019

Ohio no longer considering opioid settlement protection fund

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Ohio has decided not to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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November 26, 2019

Federal Prosecutors Continue Probe Of Drug Industry's Role In Opioid Epidemic

Drug companies still face a lot of questions about their role in the nation's opioid epidemic.
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November 22, 2019

Deadline Hits for Local Governments to Opt Out of Opioid Class (1)

Preliminary numbers reveal very few local governments are choosing to go their own way Class allows local governments to divvy up settlement dollars in a pre-determined formula
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November 20, 2019

Morning Headlines: Air Quality Alert Issued for NE Ohio; Ohio Opioid Lawsuit Scheduled for Next Year

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 20: Air quality alert issued for NE Ohio; Ohio opioid trial scheduled for next year; Akron man sentenced for eight robberies; Report: Former Akron school official misused $168,000; KSU researcher receives $3M grant to redesign trauma rooms; Nine charged in hazing-related death at Ohio University;
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