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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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