Mike DeWine

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September 30, 2019

Waiver gives Ohio more options in treating opioid addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The federal government is allowing Ohio more flexibility in what services it can provide to Medicaid patients addicted to opioids.
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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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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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August 2, 2019

Gov. DeWine: 'No Doubt' Drugmakers Caused Opioid Crisis

Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday that evidence recently made public makes clear that drug makers were responsible for the deadly opioid crisis and that they had lied about the addictiveness of their painkillers.
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August 12, 2019

Ohio sues opioid makers, distributors — while giving them large tax breaks

Ohio sues opioid makers, distributors — while giving them large tax breaks
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September 24, 2018

Opioids in Ohio at Center of Governor’s Race

The death rate of Ohioans from opioid use is more than twice the national average and the blame for the state's snowballing crisis has become central to the open-seat race for governor. In the past five years of the most recent statistics available, the number of Ohio residents who have died from opioids has ballooned by a third, to 3,495 in 2016. Mike DeWine, the Republican nominee for governor, has presided as the state's attorney general for the last eight years, leaving him vulnerable to the critique that he's failed to stem the epidemic as it's worsened.
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