Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said he wants "a good settlement for Ohio", but the state is still preparing to move forward with civil cases against drug companies. His comments came Monday as he addressed the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the state.
"Any settlement that I agree to as attorney general is going to make sure that there's money going for services at the local level," Yost said.
State lawsuits were filed by former Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine who is now the governor. A lawsuit in Ross County is going after drug manufacturers. A second suit in Madison County targets drug distributors.