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October 21, 2019

Four drug companies reach a last-minute $260 million opioid settlement with two Ohio counties

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement on Monday over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, striking a deal with two Ohio counties to avert the first federal trial over the crisis.
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October 21, 2019

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis.
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October 21, 2019

Drug firms avert landmark opioid trial as talks on $48-billion settlement set to resume

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260 million deal to avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.
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October 19, 2019

Here, the opioid crisis is bigger than politics. As rehab centers replace pill mills, an Ohio River city fights back

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Dale King rumbled into the parking lot in his military Jeep, a black 1940s-style clunker that he maneuvered with a skull-tipped stick shift. Heavy metal music blasted from the garage that he and some friends had converted to a gym for the neighboring addiction center.
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October 17, 2019

Candidates Propose Decriminalizing Opioids. What Would That Look Like In Ohio?

During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, two candidates discussed the idea of decriminalizing opioids.
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October 17, 2019

New Study Validates Effectiveness of Denial, OH Campaign But Many Remain In Denial On Opioid Abuse

Majority of parents talk to their kids about opioids and have become more cautious about proper prescription drug disposal after seeing Denial, OH ads. Many parents and caregivers are still not concerned that their children might misuse or abuse prescription drugs.
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October 17, 2019

Ohio AG Says Reported Settlements In Opioid Trial Are "Too Light"

Ohio’s attorney general says his office is disappointed in a reported settlement with five drugmakers and distributors in advance of a huge opioid trial - a trial he tried to delay.
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October 16, 2019

CORRECTED: Ohio counties can’t seek $800 million in 'future' opioid damages

Oct 16 - (This story has been updated to correct the first name of David Cohen, the special master.)
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