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October 1, 2019

Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio lawsuits to avoid federal trial

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it will pay $20.4 million to settle claims by two Ohio counties, allowing the U.S. healthcare giant to avoid an upcoming federal trial seeking to hold the industry responsible for the nation’s opioid epidemic.
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August 26, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial

Oklahoma pursued the first case against a drug manufacturer for the national public health disaster, and the ruling may point to what lies ahead in 2,000 more lawsuits.
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August 20, 2019

Endo agrees to pay $10 million to settle landmark opioid case brought by Ohio counties

As a landmark trial over the opioid crisis grows closer, Endo International (ENDP) agreed to a $10 million settlement with two Ohio counties that claimed the drug maker contributed to the problem by inappropriately marketing its addictive painkillers.
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August 12, 2019

Attorney General Dave Yost wants good settlement for Ohio from opioid crisis

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said he wants "a good settlement for Ohio", but the state is still preparing to move forward with civil cases against drug companies. His comments came Monday as he addressed the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the state.
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July 16, 2019

States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up.

Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.
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March 26, 2019

Federal Funds To Fight Opioids In Ohio Nearly Double

Federal money to fight the opioid crisis nearly doubled in the last two years, according to a national think tank’s new report analyzing that funding.
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March 28, 2019

Ohio Counties Pay The Price For Nation's Opioid Crisis

As the nation's opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties in Ohio and around the country.
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December 31, 2018

Opioid-Makers Face Wave of Lawsuits in 2019

The next 12 months might just redefine the way America thinks about and responds to the opioid epidemic that now claims more than 40,000 lives each year. The nation's biggest drugmakers and distributors face a wave of civil lawsuits that could total tens of billions of dollars in damages.
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