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October 13, 2020

Ohio judges delay two major opioid trials against pharmacies, distributors

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials scheduled to begin within weeks.
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October 14, 2020

Ohio judges postpone 2 major trials blaming pharmacies, distributors for opioid epidemic

Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials involving lawsuits that seek to penalize drugmakers and distributors
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August 26, 2020

Trump failed on the opioid crisis — and Democrats are letting him get away with it

Trump’s RNC has already given more attention to the overdose crisis than Biden’s DNC.
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August 10, 2020

Hurricane doctor found guilty of illegally prescribing opioids

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A doctor from Hurricane has been found guilty of illegally prescribing opioids.
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August 7, 2020

Federal judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid lawsuits

Two Ohio counties' lawsuits against CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Giant Eagle were the first to target the pharmacy chains as painkiller distributors.
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June 25, 2020

Insurer must defend opioid distributor

An insurer must defend a pharmaceutical wholesaler distributor being sued by governmental entities in connection with its distribution of opioids, even though the entities themselves did not suffer bodily injuries, says an Ohio appeals court, in overturning a lower court ruling.
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April 20, 2020

Effects of the Ohio Opioid Prescribing Guidelines on Total Joint Arthroplasty Postsurgical Prescribing and Refilling Behavior of Surgeons and Patients

In 2017, Ohio guidelines were passed to reduce acute pain opioid prescriptions. We compared pre/post-guidelines opioid scripts for hip and knee arthroplasty.
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April 16, 2020

CVS, Walgreens facing fewer allegations in federal opioid litigation

CVS and Walgreens now face fewer allegations against them in federal opioid litigation after an April 15 appeals court ruling, STAT reported.
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