February 22, 2021

AG Yost reaches $24.7M settlement with consultant that allegedly fueled opioid epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has agreed to a settlement with McKinsey & Co. that will pour more than $24 million into communities to help combat the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic that has ripped apart communities and families throughout the state.
February 15, 2021

Addiction In The Pandemic: The $350M Effort To Heal Communities In Opioid Crisis

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The Madison County health department in Kentucky has kept its harm reduction program open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to continue its work against the other epidemic afflicting the region: the addiction crisis.
February 8, 2021

Cardinal Health projects nearly $1B tax benefit due to opioid settlements

Cardinal Health Inc. is projecting a nearly $1 billion tax benefit over the coming year because of a proposed $6.6 billion settlement on opioid litigation.
February 9, 2021

WV, OH, KY among states that settle with opioid consulting firm that aided Purdue Pharma

CHARLESTON — Several attorneys general across the United States announced Thursday nearly $600 million in settlements with a drug marketing firm accused of helping to fuel the opioid crisis.
February 4, 2021

Ohio AG reaches $24.7M settlement with consultant that fueled opioid epidemic

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has agreed to a settlement of $24.7 million with McKinsey & Co. to help combat the opioid epidemic throughout the state.
February 4, 2021

Ohio Valley States Will Reap $45M From Opioid Suit Settlement With McKinsey Consulting

Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia will collectively receive roughly $45 million as part of settlement agreements announced Thursday resolving lawsuits against consulting giant McKinsey & Company related to the opioid epidemic.
January 18, 2021

Ohio Court Recognizes Coverage for Opioid Claims

Widespread addiction to opioid medications has led to a national health crisis. Governmental entities, such as states, cities, and counties, have incurred enormous costs in dealing with this crisis, including costs for medical response, intervention, and treatment.
January 11, 2021

Post-Surgical Patch Releases Non-Opioid Painkiller Directly to the Wound

DURHAM, N.C. – A Duke-led team of scientists has developed a bio-compatible surgical patch that releases non-opioid painkillers directly to the site of a wound for days and then dissolves away.