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March 18, 2021

Ohio Indefinitely Suspends Lawyer Convicted of Stealing Opioids

Disciplinary body originally recommended 2-year suspension Harsher penalty sought after lawyer misled investigators
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March 15, 2021

3 News Investigates: How Cuyahoga County is spending its $117 million opioid settlement

It has just $20 million left uncommitted as drug overdoses spiked during covid-19 pandemic
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March 16, 2021

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the opioid crisis. Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. An estimated 10.1 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids in 2019, including 9.7 million prescription pain reliever abusers and 745,000 heroin users.
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March 4, 2021

ProMedica receives $1.8 million in grants to combat opioid abuse

Program established a protocol for prescribing pain killers.
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March 3, 2021

CEO Sentenced to Prison in $150 Million Health Care Fraud, Opioid Distribution, and Money Laundering Scheme

Proceeds of the fraud were used to fund private jet flights, courtside tickets to the NBA Finals, and purchase of luxury automobiles, jewelry and real estate
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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.
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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.
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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.
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