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Ohio to Settle Massive Opioid Lawsuit

State and local government leaders are nearing a deal on a potential massive settlement against drug makers, who have been accused of fueling the opioid addiction crisis that has plagued Ohio for more than a decade, sources said.

The public health crisis has cost local and state governments millions of dollars and led to a flurry of lawsuits from communities against opioid makers, distributors and suppliers.

However, state and local governments struggled to work out the best way to divide future settlements, while members of the opioid industry have worked to settle as globally as possible.

The state’s lawsuit has been pending since 2017, when then-Attorney General Mike DeWine filed against drugmakers and distributors.

Read the source article at Dayton Daily News

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