August 4, 2020

City of Vermilion expected to join class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharmacy

CITY OF VERMILION, Ohio (WOIO) - The City of Vermilion is expected to join a class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.
July 28, 2020

Judge Nixes 7% Plaintiffs Attorneys’ Fee on Opioid Settlements

A federal judge overseeing thousands of opioid lawsuits declined on Monday to grant a demand by plaintiffs attorneys for fees that could be worth billions of dollars, a request drug company defendants had said would jeopardize settlement talks.
July 22, 2020

Local claims sought for opioid bankruptcy filing

MEDINA — Proofs of claim tallying what the ongoing opioid epidemic has cost Medina County communities and school districts are being taken in by county Prosecutor Forrest Thompson's office.
July 10, 2020

Opioid distributors are asked to boost offer to end litigation

States are pushing drug distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. to add $2.3 billion to their $19.2 billion proposal to resolve government lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic.
June 27, 2020

Feds give $3.6 million in anti-heroin, opioid grants to Ohio

U.S. Attorneys Justin Herdman, David DeVillers and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced this week that the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has awarded the Ohio Attorney General’s Organized Crime Investigations Commission $3,658,998 in funding to combat the illegal manufacture and distribution of heroin and prescription opioids in Ohio.
July 7, 2020

Summit County opioid settlement money to fund programs at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health to support pregnant women impacted by substance abuse

AKRON, Ohio – A task force that makes recommendations on how Summit County should spend money won in settlements with opioid manufacturers has awarded grants to Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health for programs to support expecting mothers, especially those with substance use disorders.
June 24, 2020

Department of Justice announces $3.6 million to combat Ohio opioids

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced they were awarding $3.6 million to the Ohio Attorney General's office to combat opiate distribution and manufacturing in Ohio. U.S Attorneys Justin Herdman, David Devillers and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost stated the new funding was being awarded from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
February 11, 2020

Deal close on unified ‘all-Ohio’ pursuit of opioid settlement with drug industry

A deal to unify the state and local governments in pursuit of an “all Ohio” settlement of opioid damage claims with the pharmaceutical industry could be close to approval.