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Chaotic talks show challenge of reaching opioid settlement

Sep. 13, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments. But the chaotic developments this week in the case against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma underscore how difficult that goal...

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Sep. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the...

Medical board to review nearly 2,000 'sexual boundary' cases

Sep. 3, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio plans to review nearly 2,000 closed cases of alleged sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors over the past 25 years to determine whether any involved evidence of criminal behavior that was ignored, a board spokeswoman said Tuesday. A review of such...

Ohio attorney general sues to stop upcoming opioid trials

Sep. 1, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Upcoming trials seen as test cases for forcing drugmakers to pay for societal damage inflicted by the opioid epidemic should be delayed until Ohio's own lawsuits against the drugmakers can be heard, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost argued in a lawsuit. Yost, a Republican, said attempts...

Review: Board ignored evidence about Ohio State doc's abuse

Aug. 30, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio ignored credible evidence in 1996 that an Ohio State University team doctor had been sexually abusing male students through genital exams for years and missed a chance to stop him, the governor and a review panel announced Friday. A state working group...

The Latest: Lawyer for doctor's accusers reacts to findings

Aug. 30, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on findings that Ohio's medical board mishandled an old investigation of a doctor accused of widespread sexual abuse (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A lawyer for some of the men suing Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor says it's "deeply...

Governor says state medical board mishandled investigation, missed chance to stop Ohio State doctor accused of sex abuse

Aug. 30, 2019 12:51 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governor says state medical board mishandled investigation, missed chance to stop Ohio State doctor accused of sex abuse.

OxyContin maker, government attorneys in settlement talks

Aug. 28, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday they are in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation's opioid...

Ohio attorney general backs release of gunman school records

Aug. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of gunman Connor Betts, who was shot dead...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...