Ohio Scores $808M Opioid Settlement Outside Global Deal (1)


Ohio has struck an $808 million settlement with Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson over their alleged part in the opioid abuse crisis, jumping ahead of the other states working to finalize a $26 billion global deal for state and local government lawsuits.

“Ohio is first in line in the country. Money could begin to flow for our settlement starting in November,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) said during a news conference Thursday. “It doesn’t matter what happens to the other states.”