Columbus agrees to join state opioid settlement against three large drug distributors


The City of Columbus will join a massive state settlement of about $809 million with three major drug distributors that were sued for their part in perpetuating the deadly opioid epidemic.

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein jointly announced Thursday that the city would join the settlement through the "OneOhio" plan that Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled in March 2020 to settle their litigation against the pharmaceutical industry.