May 11, 2022

Judge to decide how much pharmacies owe two Ohio counties over opioid crisis

A hearing began Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland that will help a judge determine how much CVS, Walgreens and Walmart should pay two northeast Ohio counties to help them ease the continuing opioid crisis.
May 12, 2022

Pharmacy chains should pay $878 mln for opioid epidemic role, Ohio counties say

CLEVELAND, May 10 (Reuters) - A lawyer for two Ohio counties said on Monday that CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) should fund an $878 million plan to address the opioid crisis there, as a first-of-its-kind trial got underway to determine the pharmacy chains' contribution.
May 10, 2022

Ohio judge hears if pharmacy chains should pay for driving opioid crisis

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Were found to recklessly dispense narcotic painkillers in two Ohio counties, fueling a drug epidemic
April 27, 2022

Leader of local fentanyl conspiracy sentenced to 14 years in prison

DAYTON, Ohio – The lead of eight defendants convicted in a narcotics conspiracy was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 168 months in prison.
April 6, 2022

McKesson loses bid to make insurers cover opioid defense

Judge finds lawsuits allege deliberate, not accidental, conduct. McKesson says it has spent more than $270 million on opioid legal defense
February 25, 2022

J&J, distributors finalize $26B landmark opioid settlement

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors have finalized a nationwide settlement over their role in the opioid addiction crisis
March 18, 2022

Akron Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl that Led to Overdose Death

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that Quentin D. Watson, 35, of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Pamela A. Barker to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $4,503.01 in restitution for the...
April 7, 2022

Man charged after officers find 240 grams of fentanyl, 81 grams of meth

Officials said he had a portable laboratory in his car and possessed everything necessary to make his own tablets and then sell them to unsuspecting customers.