opioid

Cincinnati Becomes the Latest City to Sue Opioid Manufacturers

Yesterday, Cincinnati joined a growing number of cities who have sued pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the opioid crisis. The federal suit was filed in the Southern District Court in Columbus. It accuses three companies, AmericaSourceBergen Drug, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation of flooding the market with pills and that …

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Ohio bill seeks to curb prescription painkiller abuse, overdose deaths

According to the Columbus Daily Reporter (sub req.), bi-partisan legislation was introduced in the Ohio House in June that seeks to curb abuse of prescription opioid pain killers and death by accidental overdose. HB 248, sponsored by Robert Sprague, R-Findlay and Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, would require certain health insurers as well as Medicaid to provide …

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