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.
April 30, 2020

2 more Ohio counties to be subject of another opioid trial

Two Ohio counties have been named as plaintiffs in a test trial over whether pharmacies should be held liable for the U.S. opioid crisis
April 27, 2020

EHR Vendor Pays $1.7M Fine for Defrauding Meaningful Use

This marks the second EHR vendor this year that will have to pay a hefty fine to the government.
March 31, 2020

Cleveland federal judge strikes down pharmacies’ attempts to sue doctors in opioid litigation

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal judge in Cleveland who oversees thousands of opioid lawsuits tossed an attempt by pharmacies to shift responsibility to doctors by arguing they were only filling prescriptions.
March 30, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine orders schools to remain closed until May 1 as cases pass 1,900

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says schools will remain closed to in-person learning until at least May 1. They will re-evaluate at that time.
March 4, 2020

Stark County to join state settlement talks on opioids

County commissioners agreed to join efforts by Ohio to reach a global settlement agreement with the pharmaceutical industry.
March 11, 2020

Ohio unites to push for settlement in opioid lawsuits

COLUMBUS — State and local leaders inked a deal to join forces to negotiate a settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors over their role in the opiate addiction crisis that has devastated the state, officials announced Wednesday.
March 11, 2020

Ohio officials agree on plan to split any opioid settlements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Local officials representing nearly 85% of Ohio’s residents have agreed to a plan to share any money brought in from settlements with companies over the toll of opioids.