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August 23, 2022

Ohio Asks Financial Advisors to Play Bigger Role in Combatting Opioid Crisis

Ohio has launched a campaign to help financial advisors and consumers deal with the ill-effects of opioid abuse.
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August 10, 2022

Advocacy group sues Ohio panel overseeing state opioid money

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug policy reform group has sued the state panel that will decide how Ohio distributes more than half of the money it will receive from a nationwide settlement regarding the opioid addiction crisis.
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August 3, 2022

Overdose reversal drugs gain support at music festivals, but not fentanyl test strips

A 26-year-old was found dead at his campsite during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2019.
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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 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 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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