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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would decriminalize all dtrug test strips used to detect deadly substances in West Virginia, the state with the nation’s highest overdose rate, is headed to… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is issuing the first checks from a fund established by the settlement of opioid lawsuits in the state, which has by far the nation’s highest… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — One of the nation’s largest grocery chains is the latest company to agree to settle lawsuits over the U.S. opioid crisis. In a deal announced Friday, the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) has named the first-ever leader for the OneOhio Recovery Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that will oversee prevention and recovery… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a controversial bankruptcy case involving Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and members of the Sackler family who own… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — Imagine if during a deadly public health crisis, 80% of Americans weren’t able to get safe, effective medications proven to help people recover. A study published Monday… Read More
Scioto County waits for a new opioid settlement deal with Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Two years ago, Ohio officials announced they had negotiated a multimillion dollar settlement with major drug distributors, money intended to help the state address the devastation… Read More
JACKSON, Ohio (WOUB) — Every week, Staci Mercer and her daughter hand out free naloxone kits to help save the lives of community members dealing with substance misuse. For them, the… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — The U.S. government issued a grave new warning Wednesday about a cocktail of illegal street drugs made of fentanyl and xylazine that’s fueling another wave of American… Read More
WASHINGTON (NewsHour) — A Congressional hearing on fentanyl brought some of the Biden administration’s key drug officials together to examine how to address what is now the leading cause of… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has settled for $83 million with Walgreens for the pharmacy store chain’s role in perpetuating the opioid crisis in the U.S. state with the… Read More
Drug policy reform group sues the board responsible for spending half of Ohio’s opioid settlement money
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A drug policy reform group said the foundation set up by the state to spend more than $400 million in opioid settlement money on… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBUR) — In its first detailed plan to slow the rise in drug overdose deaths, the Biden administration is emphasizing harm reduction. That means increasing access to clean… Read More
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a nationwide settlement over its role in the opioid crisis. The deal reached Thursday would require members of the Sackler… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — 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… Read More
CLEVELAND (NPR) — A federal jury on Tuesday found three of the nation’s biggest pharmacy chains, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, liable for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis. Jurors… Read More
Jessica Stapleton was in the thralls of active addiction when she first heard of the Recovery to Work program. She had lost the trust of her family and custody of… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Witness testimony has begun in a landmark opioid trial in which local governments in West Virginia have sued three large drug distributors that have been accused… Read More
Under a bankruptcy plan filed late Monday, the OxyContin maker would pay $500 million up front, promising billions in future payments. Twenty-four states rejected the proposal.
LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia will collectively receive roughly $45 million as part of settlement agreements announced Thursday resolving lawsuits against consulting giant McKinsey & Company… Read More
McKinsey is the latest major American corporation to face legal, financial and public relations peril stemming from its role in the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Marietta doctor was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to eight years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids and other controlled substances and defrauding health care… Read More
Critics say the settlement doesn’t hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of Oxycontin which helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Thousands of lawsuits that ground to a halt because of COVID-19 are moving forward again as local, state and federal courts reopen around the U.S.