October 24, 2019

Ohio opioid settlement could set precedent for California cases

Following a major settlement in Ohio this week, California counties could be a step closer to getting the drug industry to pay for damages associated with the opioid epidemic.
October 23, 2019

Opioid addiction study to begin work in Ohio communities

Ohio State-led coalition seeks to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 19 Ohio counties
October 22, 2019

Ohio governor convenes talks with lawyers in opioid lawsuits

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he has convened a meeting with the state attorney general and lawyers for cities and counties involved in the national opioid litigation to discuss how millions in settlement dollars might be spent.
October 22, 2019

Fighting Pain Without Opioids: How One Nurse In The Gambia Does It

Growing up in the Gambia in West Africa, Nabia Drammeh always knew she wanted to be a nurse. "My auntie was a nurse," she says. "I used to go to the clinic and see the way she works. I told her, 'I really want to be a nurse in the future!' So I've loved this job since when I was a child."
October 21, 2019

Family impacted by opioid crisis wants reckoning

Four of the six defendants in a landmark federal case against opioid manufacturers and distributors negotiated a last-minute settlement. The tentative deal reportedly will cost those companies a combined $260 million, but avoids a trial that was supposed to begin in Cleveland Monday morning.
October 21, 2019

The opioid crisis is forcing more kids into the foster system

West Union, Ohio — Four major drug companies reached a last-minute settlement Monday, avoiding the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic. The companies, McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and Teva Pharmaceutical, reached a settlement totaling $260 million with two counties in Ohio.
October 21, 2019

State Announces New Opioid Disposal Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don't use.
October 21, 2019

1st Federal Opioid Crisis Trial to Focus on Distribution

First federal trial on U.S. opioid crisis is to focus on how powerful prescription painkillers were distributed.