Ohio backs $26 billion plan to settle nationwide opioid lawsuits with major drug companies


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies are prepared to pay $26 billion to settle lawsuits with communities and states across the country over the devastation brought on by prescription painkillers.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said he is pleased with the proposed settlement his office helped negotiate, though he said the amount the state would receive has yet to be determined. He said it could take months before it’s finalized.