March 9, 2023

OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board’s March meeting continues work to establish statewide distribution of opioid settlement funds

Board members of the OneOhio Recovery Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation charged with distributing funds for local opioid-abuse relief, recovery and prevention efforts, held their monthly public meeting on March 8 at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce offices in Columbus.
March 13, 2023

Justice Department accuses Rite Aid of fueling opioid epidemic by ignoring red flags, illegally filling thousands of prescriptions

CLEVELAND, Ohio— The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday accused Rite Aid Corp. of intentionally ignoring red flags on hundreds of thousands of dubious opioid prescriptions, which helped fuel the epidemic that claimed the lives of some 500,000 people in the last two decades.
March 14, 2023

Former Valley doctors named in Justice Department's opioid allegations against Rite Aid

According to public data from the Drug Enforcement Agency, more than 20 tons of prescription opioids were distributed in Ohio from 2013-2016.
March 13, 2023

US sues Rite Aid for missing opioid red flags

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday sued Rite Aid Corp, accusing the pharmacy chain of missing "red flags" as it illegally filled hundreds of thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances, including opioids.
March 10, 2023

Valley opioid board waits for guidance from state

AUSTINTOWN — The OneOhio Region 7 collaborative discussed this week the need to come up with funding priorities for using dollars from the state’s opioid settlement.
March 8, 2023

Dayton to opt into opioid settlement targeting drug stores

DAYTON — The City of Dayton has decided to opt into another opioid settlement. In 2017, Ohio became one of the first states to sue opioid makers and drug distributors.
February 27, 2023

Oxford to receive opioid settlement funds from five pharmaceutical companies

During Oxford City Council’s most recent meeting, council members passed a resolution to accept national opioid settlements from five pharmaceutical companies.
March 10, 2023

Judge: Ohio foundation overseeing $440M in opioid settlement must make public decisions

A Franklin County judge has ordered a nonprofit overseeing $440 million in state opioid settlement funds to follow Ohio Sunshine Laws governing public meetings and making decisions in the open.