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Ohio's Share Of Proposed National Opioid Settlement Is In Limbo

Jo Ingles

Ohio’s Attorney General fears the state might not be able to get the $808 million it had hoped from the proposed $26 billion national settlement with three opioid distributors. 

“Right now, we are at a point of deal or no deal.”

AG Dave Yost says Ohio’s share of that settlement is in limbo. 

“We need to get at least 95% of the population represented by the litigating subdivisions in Ohio on board with this. The companies, frankly, are not interested in a deal that leaves lawsuits out there hanging.”