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94. What Should Ohio do with the Opioid Settlement Money?

On September 18, 2021, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced what he called a “historic” $808 million agreement with the three largest distributors of opioids. On episode 94 of Prognosis Ohio, Dan talks with Beth Connolly and Mark Robyn of the Pew Charitable Trusts about the opioid crisis, and what to do with the settlement money that is forthcoming into Ohio.

You can read some of the work Pew has done on the opioid settlements and related issues, much of which is discussed on the show:

Addiction has been a perennial theme on Prognosis Ohio over the past few years. You can listen to related episodes here. Listeners may also want to check out Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio (Ohio State University Press), which Prognosis Ohio host, Dan Skinner, co-edited.

This episode of Prognosis Ohio was hosted and produced by Dan Skinner. Music by Kyle Rosenberger. To learn more about Prognosis Ohio, please visit the show’s website at Prognosis Ohio is a member of the WCBE Podcast Experience and the Health Podcast Network.

Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.
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