June 21, 2021

Opioid MDL pharmacies object to vaccination order, citing older, liberal jury

Vaccine requirement could lead to unrepresentative jury, companies say Bellwether trial on pharmacies' liability set for October
June 23, 2021

Judge Backtracks On Juror Vaccine Mandate In Opioid MDL

Law360 (June 23, 2021, 3:34 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge said on Wednesday he wouldn't automatically throw out potential jurors in the national multidistrict opioid litigation because they are unvaccinated against COVID-19, undoing an earlier order requiring juror vaccinations.
June 11, 2021

Court orders Ohio pharmacy, 2 pharmacists to stop dispensing dangerous doses and combinations of opioids and other controlled substances

A federal court in Ohio ordered a Toledo pharmacy and two of its pharmacists to pay a $375,000 civil penalty and imposed restrictions related to the dispensing of opioids and other controlled substances.
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
February 8, 2021

Doctor Sentenced for Role in Unlawful Distribution of Opioids

An Ohio physician was sentenced to two years in prison today for his role in illegally distributing opioids.
January 15, 2021

Federal Court Restrains Toledo Pharmacy and Two Pharmacists From Dispensing Opioids or Other Controlled Substances

A federal court in Ohio issued a temporary restraining order enjoining a Toledo, Ohio, pharmacy and two of its pharmacists from dispensing opioids and other controlled substances, the Department of Justice announced today.
January 3, 2021

Former Walmart Pharmacists Say Company Ignored Red Flags As Opioid Sales Boomed

When Ashwani Sheoran showed up for early morning shifts at pharmacies in rural Michigan wearing his white Walmart smock, he often found customers waiting, desperate for bottles of pain pills.
December 7, 2020

Another Opioid Bellwether Delayed For COVID-19

Law360 (December 7, 2020, 5:32 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge on Friday moved the May 2021 trial date for a bellwether case brought by two Ohio counties against pharmacies in the opioid multidistrict litigation to October 2021 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.