Ohio set to reach $808 million opioid settlement after more counties, cities sign on


The state of Ohio took a major step forward this week in reaching a massive settlement deal with distributors sued over their role in the opioid epidemic.

The "OneOhio" opioid settlement now has been agreed to by more than 99% of litigating local governments – 142 of the 143 entities said yes as of Wednesday – above the absolute minimum of 96% for any deal to be considered.

"This overwhelming level of support from local leaders is a victory for collaboration and communication statewide," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement.