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Drugmakers gave millions of dollars to pain-treatment advocacy groups over a five-year period beginning in 2012, in effect promoting opioids to individuals most vulnerable to addiction, according to a new report released Monday by a U.S. senator.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
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Ohio’s attorney general says the state needs to be doing more to fight the opioid crisis, which last year killed an average of 11 Ohioans a day. He says he’s putting pressure on the drug companies the state is already suing to begin immediate settlement talks.

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The Ohio Attorney General is suing five drug makers for their alleged role perpetrating the state's addictions epidemic.