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Ohio Businessman Honored For Work To Relax U.S. Drug Laws

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A national organization that favors relaxed U.S. drug laws is honoring a Columbus-born businessman and philanthropist for decades of work toward its cause. Former Columbus media executive Richard M. Wolfe spearheaded a 1976 state law that reduced possession of small amounts of marijuana to a misdemeanor. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance,… Read More

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Drug Company Settles Marketing Lawsuit

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GlaxoSmithKline LLC has agreed to pay West Virginia $22 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it illegally marketed three diabetic drugs. The drug maker didn't admit any liability in the settlement. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the settlement on Thursday. He says it's one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in the state's history…. Read More

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Bill Would Impose Blackout Period For Campaign Donations

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Democratic State Representative Ron Gerberry said he’s not accusing Republican AG Mike DeWine of rewarding law firms that support him with lucrative legal work. "But the appearance of pay to play obviously is there," Gerberry said. Democratic State Representative Nick Celebreeze said the numbers show firms that gave to DeWine and Republicans are getting a… Read More