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February 9, 2021

Ohio physician gets 2-year prison sentence for illegal opioid distribution

Dayton, Ohio-based physician Morris Brown, MD, was sentenced...
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January 25, 2021

Most doctors can prescribe opioid treatment medication after rule change

Most doctors will be allowed to prescribe a medication that dramatically improves the odds of patients reaching recovery from opioid addiction under a federal rule change made in the final weeks of the Trump administration.
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January 12, 2021

Anderson expected to appeal sentence

Nearly five years from the date a joint investigation in Marietta netted a federal raid on the city’s brick streets, a former local physician was sentenced to prison this month.
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January 8, 2021

Marietta Doctor Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Illegally Distributing Opioids

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Marietta doctor was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to eight years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids and other controlled substances and defrauding health care programs.
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December 21, 2020

Watchdog Report Finds Over-Prescription Of Opioids For Some Medicaid Patients

A report from a federal oversight agency shows that over 4,000 patients in the Ohio Valley received high amounts of opioids in 2018 through Medicaid, potentially putting hundreds at risk of addiction and overdose.
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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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