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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.
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November 5, 2020

Sixth Circuit Rejects Certification of Novel “Negotiation Class” in Multidistrict Opioid Litigation

On September 24, 2020, the Sixth Circuit reversed the Northern District of Ohio’s certification of a “negotiation class” in a nationwide prescription opioid MDL, concluding the text of Rule 23 does not permit certification of a class for negotiation purposes, as opposed to litigation or settlement.
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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.
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October 14, 2020

Ohio judges postpone 2 major trials blaming pharmacies, distributors for opioid epidemic

Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials involving lawsuits that seek to penalize drugmakers and distributors
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August 26, 2020

Trump failed on the opioid crisis — and Democrats are letting him get away with it

Trump’s RNC has already given more attention to the overdose crisis than Biden’s DNC.
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August 10, 2020

Hurricane doctor found guilty of illegally prescribing opioids

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A doctor from Hurricane has been found guilty of illegally prescribing opioids.
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August 7, 2020

Federal judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid lawsuits

Two Ohio counties' lawsuits against CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Giant Eagle were the first to target the pharmacy chains as painkiller distributors.
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June 25, 2020

Insurer must defend opioid distributor

An insurer must defend a pharmaceutical wholesaler distributor being sued by governmental entities in connection with its distribution of opioids, even though the entities themselves did not suffer bodily injuries, says an Ohio appeals court, in overturning a lower court ruling.
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