March 9, 2022

16 defendants from Michigan and Ohio sentenced in $250 million health care fraud scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The United States Justice Department announced Wednesday 16 defendants from Michigan and Ohio, including 12 physicians, were sentenced to prison for a $250 million health care fraud scheme.
February 25, 2022

Cardinal Health to payout billions in massive opioid lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson and its three largest drug distributors will pay a combined $26 billion to communities affected by the opioid crisis.
February 4, 2022

Adolescents and young adults lost more than 1.25M years of life to drug overdose deaths in a 4-year period, study finds

When someone young dies from a drug overdose, families not only mourn the loss of their loved one, but also the decades of life that go un-lived.
March 2, 2022

Judge Gives More Time for Purdue Pharma Settlement Talks

A judge said he is extending legal protections for members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma by another three weeks to buy time to work out a new settlement to thousands of lawsuits over the opioid crisis.
February 17, 2022

Ohio AG's office study suggests link between stimulus checks, overdose deaths

Dave Yost said there was a "causal connection" between the stimulus checks in 2020 and the overdose death spike that the state saw in the spring.
February 17, 2022

COVID-19 economic impact payments and opioid overdose deaths

Given the global economic recessions mediated by the COVID-19 pandemic and that many countries have implemented direct income support programs, we investigated the timing of the COVID-19 economic impact payments and opioid overdose deaths.
February 17, 2022

Ohio AG: Study links opioid deaths to stimulus checks

(The Center Square) – A study released Thursday by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost links COVID-19 stimulus checks to increases in deaths caused by opioid overdoses across the country.
February 23, 2022

Corporate opioid payouts now being finalized would top $32 billion

Over the next two weeks, some of the biggest U.S. corporations accused of "turbocharging" the opioid epidemic could finalize payouts to victims and governments worth roughly $32 billion.