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August 9, 2022

Lawsuits: Group deciding how to distribute millions in Ohio opioid settlement money violated open-meetings, public-records law

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board, set up to decide how distribute hundreds of millions of dollars of opioid settlement money, is refusing to divulge records or allow the public to attend meetings, according to lawsuits filed by a drug policy reform group.
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August 9, 2022

OneOhio, nonprofit in charge of state opioid money, sued over transparency

The nonprofit tasked with distributing $440 million in opioid settlement money isn't following public records and meeting laws, according to lawsuits filed Monday.
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July 29, 2022

Lorain Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

A Lorain man was sentenced to 105 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Pamela A. Barker on July 28, 2022, for his role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing cocaine and heroin in the Lorain County area.
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July 26, 2022

Teva Reaches Proposed $4.35 Billion Settlement of U.S. Opioid Lawsuits

(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Tuesday announced a $4.35 billion proposed nationwide settlement that could resolve thousands of lawsuits over the drugmaker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.
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July 20, 2022

National Opioid Settlement helps Ohio communities combat opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: Gov. Mike DeWine became the first in the nation to sue opioid makers and drug distributors in 2017 for the role they're played in the opioid epidemic. DeWine won the lawsuit and received a settlement of more than $8.6 million. The money will go towards helping Ohio communities combat the opioid epidemic. Montgomery County, which had 566 overdose deaths in 2017, was one of those recipients.
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July 15, 2022

In Dayton, Portman Leads Roundtable Discussion on Addressing Ongoing Drug Crisis in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) held a roundtable discussion with community leaders to discuss ways Congress and others can continue to address the ongoing drug crisis in Ohio and all around the United States
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July 14, 2022

Rite Aid reaches opioid litigation ceasefire in $10.5 million settlement

Rite Aid settles with counties in Georgia, Ohio and North Carolina. Deal comes ahead of bellwether trials.
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July 15, 2022

Governor DeWine Announces Local Government Payments from National Opioid Settlement Begin

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that the first payments of funds to local governments from the OneOhio settlement with national opioid distributors have been made electronically.
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