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September 18, 2019

OHIO OFFICIAL: OPIOID SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE SPENT LOCALLY

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any money Ohio might receive from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and other drugmakers should be spent at the local level, the state's top lawyer said Wednesday.
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September 18, 2019

Who’s to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis? Massive trial may answer that question

For the families of the roughly 400,000 Americans who have died of opioid drug overdoses since 1999, a legal drama scheduled to unfold in an Ohio courtroom next month may feel like a true shot at justice.
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September 12, 2019

Opioid Update: Ohio Asks Sixth Circuit for Mandamus while U.S. Chamber Says Muni Suits by Plaintiffs’ Firms Could Upend Civil Litigation

As we covered in July, the country has its eyes on an Ohio opioid MDL handling more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by more than 1,200 cities, counties, and tribes against drug manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies.
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September 12, 2019

Settlement Won’t Restore Ohio City Upended by Opioids

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic.
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September 11, 2019

Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Deal To Settle Thousands Of Opioid Lawsuits

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the opioid drug OxyContin, has reached a tentative deal worth billions of dollars that would resolve thousands of lawsuits brought by municipal and state governments who sued the company for allegedly helping to fuel the opioid crisis.
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April 14, 2019

Drug-makers seek info on millions of Ohioans in opioid lawsuits

The drug companies that Ohio officials blame for fueling the state’s opioid epidemic are demanding highly personal information about its victims.
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April 1, 2019

The family behind OxyContin looked into profiting from solving the crisis they helped cause

After its opioid painkiller helped cause the nation’s drug overdose crisis, the family behind OxyContin allegedly wanted to try a new venture: addiction treatment.
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