Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
The office of Ohio Attorney General (AG) Mike DeWine began discussions this week on a potential settlement with some of the drug manufacturers the state is suing over claims they irresponsibly promoted and sold addictive opioids (Source: “Drug-Makers Open Talks with DeWine on Opioid Settlement,” The Columbus Dispatch, January 11, 2018).
State lawyers met with representatives of Johnson & Johnson and Teva to discuss settling the state lawsuit and obtaining funds to help expand education and treatment options amid the state’s still-expanding opioid fatal overdose crisis, AG DeWine said.
AG DeWine’s office sued five drug manufacturers in Ross County Common Pleas Court on May 31, 2017. His office still is considering whether to sue distributors, such as Dublin-based Cardinal Health.