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September 23, 2022

Advocates Seek More Say in How Opioid Settlements Are Spent

As billions of dollars in opioid lawsuit settlements are starting to flow to governments, families and advocates impacted by the opioid crisis are pushing for a meaningful say in how the money will be used.
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September 16, 2022

Chief Justice Delivers Her Last State of the Judiciary

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor delivered her final State of the Judiciary address Thursday to more than 400 judges gathered at the Ohio Judicial Conference Annual Meeting in Columbus and streamed live to all Ohioans.
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September 14, 2022

Lab confirms powder form of colorful rainbow fentanyl now in southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (ENQUIRER) - Colorful powdered fentanyl has reached the Hamilton County Crime Laboratory, and while “rainbow” colored fentanyl pills haven’t been seen here yet, it’s possible pills will be made by those who get the powdered form, our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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September 13, 2022

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 113% increase in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents and young people in the United States due to unintentional drug overdose, according to researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine.
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September 9, 2022

Career Offender in Elyria Sentenced to More Than 21.5 Years in Prison

CLEVELAND - Terry L. Jackson Sr., 50, of Elyria, Ohio, was sentenced on Thursday, September 8, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent to more than 21.5 years in prison after Jackson was convicted in a trial by jury of distributing cocaine base (crack) and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine base (crack) and methamphetamine.
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September 7, 2022

Ryan's new ads continue effort to link Vance to Ohio's opioid crisis

A Vance ally called the commercials, which feature a mother who lost her son to addiction, “exploitative.”
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September 7, 2022

Insurer Not Obligated to Defend Opioid Distributor Against Underlying Government Lawsuits

Lawsuits brought by governmental bodies against a prescription opioid distributor seeking damages merely related to opioid-related addiction and overdoses do not invoke an insurer’s duty to defend, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.
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September 7, 2022

Pharmacists aren't the 'doctor police': Walmart argues against growing opioid cases

As Walmart faces a tower of lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic, the retail chain said the accusations are "misguided and dangerous" because they corrode patient's trust in pharmacists and physicians.
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