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September 8, 2021

Court weighs drug distributor’s insurance coverage fight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether the insurance company for a drug distributor should be forced to provide a legal defense in the company’s fight against government lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic.
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September 15, 2021

Senate passes Gavarone's Relapse Reduction Act

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Senate on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 25, also known as the Relapse Reduction Act.
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August 31, 2021

Governor DeWine Observes the First Ohio Overdose Awareness Day

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 30 in June designating today, Aug. 31, as Ohio Overdose Awareness Day to raise public awareness and to remember the lives lost to the epidemic.
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September 5, 2021

Ohio Overdose Awareness Day designated

Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 30 in June designating Aug. 31, as Ohio Overdose Awareness Day to raise public awareness and to remember the lives lost to the epidemic.
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August 6, 2021

In rural America, religious attendance reduces compassion regarding opioids

A new study from the Annenberg School for Communication finds that religious individuals in Appalachian and Midwestern states were more likely to support punitive drug policies.
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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
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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.
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April 25, 2021

Summit County father hopes opioid-focused bill helps families battling addiction

HUDSON, Ohio — Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities throughout the country and in Ohio.
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