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.
August 9, 2022
The nonprofit tasked with distributing $440 million in opioid settlement money isn't following public records and meeting laws, according to lawsuits filed Monday.
July 26, 2022
(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.
July 20, 2022
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.
July 15, 2022
(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.
June 2, 2022
Brown Announces more than $10.2 Million in America Rescue Plan Funding to Americorps Organizations Across Ohio
Funding Will Allow Ohio Organizations to Tackle Local Challenges Impacting Their Communities