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AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson all reached a settlement with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. However those two counties did not see the largest influx of opioids in the state.

The nation's response to the deadly opioid epidemic has been broadly bipartisan, but deep divides have emerged over a settlement plan offered last month by Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin.

Democratic state attorneys general have generally panned the deal, which would force Purdue's owners, member of the Sackler family, to give up control of their company while paying roughly $3 billion in cash from their personal fortunes.

Dave Yost speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Yost was elected as the next Ohio attorney general.
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Ohio’s attorney general says his office is disappointed in a reported settlement with five drugmakers and distributors in advance of a huge opioid trial, a trial he tried to delay.

When workers who have been injured on the job go to pharmacies to fill prescriptions for opioid painkillers, they will soon be getting something else with it. 

Opioid Lawsuits

Aug 29, 2019
Dave Yost speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Yost was elected as the next Ohio attorney general.
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Attorney General Dave Yost has had a bill drafted that would empower his office to take over local-government opioid lawsuits. The prospects for such an endeavor.

The measure has not been introduced, but already opponents are lining up against the plan.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: who controls the opioid-related lawsuits in Ohio. 

 

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Wellness Wednesday: Birth Control In The U.S.

Aug 28, 2019

Birth control delivery startup Pill Club publicly accused CVS Caremark of cutting payment rates for mail-order birth control pills, making it more expensive and potentially out of reach for women who can’t get to the pharmacy every month.

The feud spawned the trending hashtag #CVSDeniesCare and shined a spotlight on the issue of cost and accessibility in birth control.

More than 19 million women in the U.S today report living in an area without access to contraceptives. 

Opioid Addiction And Stigma

Aug 16, 2019

The public perception of opioid addiction and the reality for addiction victims, their families and loved ones often stand in stark contrast. Stigma is the problem.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the opioid crisis and the role of stigma. 

See a list of community events featuring first-person stories from Not Far From Me.

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Opioid Addiction And Stigma

Jul 30, 2019
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The public perception of opioid addiction and the reality for addiction victims, their families and loved ones often stand in stark contrast. Stigma is the problem.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the opioid crisis and the role of stigma. 

See a list of community events featuring first-person stories from Not Far From Me.

How The Opioid Epidemic Impacts Foster Care In Ohio

Oct 11, 2018
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Opioid addiction continues to deplete Ohio’s communities and is driving up the number of children entering foster care. It’s been a year since the Ohio Attorney General’s office granted money for 30 Days to Family Ohio to address the issue.

30 Days to Family Ohio was created to move children from foster care to family care in the shortest time possible. In its second year, the program is looking for more funding and county involvement.

Today on All Sides, we check in on the initiative and scope of foster care in Ohio.

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Congress isn’t the only government body looking into Facebook. Now a laundry list of federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, are interested. 

Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman
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A measure to crackdown on the shipment of opioids from China is moving its way through Congress. That's according to Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman who touts this provision as a key tool in the fight against the drug epidemic.

Naloxone is an antidote that can help reverse drug overdoses.
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Jordan, a college student in Central Ohio, is a lot like many of his classmates. He does well in school, has a part-time internship, a solid group of friends – and also uses cocaine.

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Ohioans are being prescribed fewer opioids.

Even though about 11 Ohioans continue dying from drug overdoses every day, new data from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy say for the fifth year in a row, the number of prescription painkillers dispensed in the state fell in 2017.

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The state has awarded nearly $10 million for several research and development projects that aim to stem opioid addiction.

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Ohio has launched its latest ad campaign targeting the state's deadly opioid epidemic.

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