Deal in the works for Ohio to settle massive opioid lawsuit


COLUMBUS — State and local government leaders are nearing a deal on a potential massive settlement against drug makers, who have been accused of fueling the opioid addiction crisis that has plagued Ohio for more than a decade, sources said.

The public health crisis has cost local and state governments millions of dollars and led to a flurry of lawsuits from communities against opioid makers, distributors and suppliers.