March 30, 2022

Cardinal Health keeps opioid coverage fight in state court

6th Circuit cites risk of state, federal court friction. Ohio state courts are considering other opioid coverage disputes
March 16, 2022

Uncovering an uptick in Ohio meth busts

The problem of opioids may be taking a backseat as methamphetamines take center stage in Ohio.
March 21, 2022
March 10, 2022

Port Clinton Physician Sentenced to Prison for Prescribing Controlled Substances Without Medical Necessity and Health Care Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that William Bauer, 85, of Port Clinton, Ohio, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary to 5 years in prison and was ordered to pay $464,099.14 in restitution, of which $253,300.55 will be paid to Medicare and $210,798.59 to Medicaid.
February 17, 2022

Study by Ohio AG's office finds stimulus checks led to record increase in opioid deaths

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) -- A new study by the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science found COVID-19 stimulus checks led to a record increase in opioid deaths.
March 9, 2022

Dozen Doctors Get Prison in Health Care Fraud, Opioid Scheme

A dozen doctors are among 16 people in Michigan and Ohio sentenced to prison for a health care fraud that included the distribution of 6.6 million opioid doses and $250 million in false billings.
March 9, 2022

16 Defendants, Including 12 Physicians, Sentenced to Prison for Distributing 6.6 Million Opioid Pills and Submitting $250 Million in False Billings

Sixteen Michigan and Ohio-area defendants, including 12 physicians, have been sentenced to prison for a $250 million health care fraud scheme that included the exploitation of patients suffering from addiction and the illegal distribution of over 6.6 million doses of medically unnecessary opioids.
March 8, 2022

Explainer: What's next for Purdue Pharma after $6 billion opioid settlement?

March 8 (Reuters) - Members of the Sackler family that own Purdue Pharma struck a new settlement last week with a group of eight states and the District of Columbia to resolve widespread litigation accusing the OxyContin maker of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.