Ohio Sues Opioid Drug Makers

(Columbus, OH) Lawsuits against the makers of opioid drugs are only the beginning of a statewide plan to fight Ohio's drug crisis.  

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine unveiled Monday a 12-point plan for battling the epidemic, led by the demands for five major drug makers to cover the financial toll of overdoses and addiction recovery. 

DeWine also wants to allow the governor to declare public health emergencies to leverage more resources, provide more drug education in schools, and provide law enforcement with a real-time, statewide database.

During a press conference Monday, Dewine pointed out Ohio loses more people in one week to drug overdoses than died in the recent Las Vegas shooting massacre. The state attorney general will further discuss his plan Tuesday morning at a press conference to be held at the Toledo police department.

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