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.
October 31, 2020

COVID-19 postpones next phase of Summit County federal opioid trial

The COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the next phase of a federal trial involving Summit and Cuyahoga counties that focuses on the pharmacy industry's role in the opioid epidemic.
October 26, 2020

Walmart sues U.S. over its responsibility in opioid crisis

Walmart is suing the U.S. government as a pre-emptive strike in an anticipated legal battle over the retailer's responsibility in the opioid-abuse crisis.
October 13, 2020

Ohio judges delay two major opioid trials against pharmacies, distributors

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials scheduled to begin within weeks.