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October 15, 2019

Local businesses work together to combat Ohio's growing opioid crisis

Treatment facilities and employers are working to tackle the opioid epidemic in central Ohio, which has been particularly hard hit by the growing national crisis.
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October 14, 2019

Court Denies Ohio’s Attempt to Stop Cleveland Opioid Trial

A federal appeals court has denied an effort led by Ohio’s attorney general to stop a bellwether trial over the opioid crisis from starting this month in Cleveland.
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October 14, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Settles Ohio Opioid Cases for $20.4 Million to Avoid Federal Trial Does this mean anything for the pharmaceutical giant's long-term outlook?

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) made news in late August when a state judge in Oklahoma found the pharmaceutical giant guilty of deceptively marketing its opioid medications to customers. The verdict was seen as a hallmark ruling for the pharmaceutical sector. That, combined with Purdue Pharma declaring bankruptcy due to the $12 billion settlement it's facing, has many investors worried the door has been opened to similar, perhaps much larger, fines for other companies in the opioid market.
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October 11, 2019

Court Allows Judge Opposed by Drug Firms to Oversee Nationwide Opioid Trial

A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for a landmark trial over the nation’s opioid crisis, rejecting a bid by eight drug retailers and distributors to disqualify the judge, and a request by Ohio and other U.S. states to delay an Oct. 21 trial.
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October 10, 2019

6th Circuit refuses to halt opioids bellwether trial, denying Ohio AG’s mandamus bid

(Reuters) - The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that two Ohio counties can proceed in a landmark bellwether trial accusing opioid manufacturers, distributors and sellers of sparking a drug abuse epidemic that the counties have spent billions of dollars to combat. Judges Alan Norris, Eugene Siler and Karen Moore denied a mandamus petition by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who had asked the 6th Circuit to enjoin the Oct. 21 trial to protect the state’s sovereign power to bring claims on behalf of Ohio residents.
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October 10, 2019

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland.
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October 8, 2019

Ohio launches pioneering study on opioid addiction

Ohioans have been some of the hardest hit by the opioid crisis, and a new genetic study will aim to find a link that will hopefully help reduce the number of people who become addicted each year.
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October 4, 2019

What if genetic test could alert you to future addition to opioids?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A doctor faces an impossible choice every time she must decide whether to give an emergency room patient a painkiller.
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