October 9, 2020

Hamilton pain clinic owner sentencing latest in region for pill mills, opioid abuse

The sentencing of a Hamilton pain clinic owner this week is the most recent case of area suspects going to prison for opioid trafficking offenses.
October 13, 2020

Highland County dentist, assistant indicted in federal 'opioid takedown'

A Highland County dentist and dental assistant were among those indicted in what the Drug Enforcement Administration described as “a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals,” according to information posted by the DEA.
October 13, 2020

Ohio judges delay two major opioid trials against pharmacies, distributors

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials scheduled to begin within weeks.
October 14, 2020

Ohio judges postpone 2 major trials blaming pharmacies, distributors for opioid epidemic

Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials involving lawsuits that seek to penalize drugmakers and distributors
September 29, 2020

Appeals court nixes 'negotiation class' created for opioid settlement

The move is a setback for thousands of cities and counties working to streamline a global settlement.
September 2, 2020

Rep. Ginter’s legislation fighting opioid crisis heads to Governor DeWine’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — State Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) announces the Ohio House has passed House Bill 341, which is a multifaceted and continued effort in combating the opioid crisis throughout the state. Ginter spoke to the relevance of the bill on the House floor.
September 9, 2020

N.D. Ohio Preempts Some Opioid Claims (No, Not THAT Case)

The Covid-19 lockdown period is approaching the six-month mark, from mid-March to mid-September. Throughout the spring and summer we have been reading old novels with convoluted plots and surprise endings. Today we take a look at an old case, though only from a prior decade, not a prior century.
September 14, 2020

Stark County employees ask Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider ruling on drug testing privacy case

STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Stark County employees are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision in a drug testing privacy case.