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 •  November 8, 2017

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that sought to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state for prisoners, injured workers and poor people while supporting a crime victims’ rights amendment with no organized opposition. The pharmaceutical industry spent an estimated $70 million to oppose Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price...

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 •  October 29, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) — County officials in Cleveland are suing several large prescription drug companies saying they intentionally misled the public about the dangers of opioids. The lawsuit filed Friday by Cuyahoga County says the drugmakers and distributors sought to increase sales of painkillers and contributed to the opioid abuse crisis. The...

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 •  October 22, 2017

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio is adding a new tool in its fight against prescription drug abuse by upgrading the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. A State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy release says the upgrade to the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System will provide prescribers and pharmacists with analytics and tools to promote patient safety and...

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 •  September 14, 2017

LIMA — Lima City Council’s Safety Services Committee approved a motion to extend the six-month moratorium on the cultivation, processing and dispensing of medical marijuana Wednesday night after hearing testimonials from local residents who advocated for and against the measure. The committee, which is made up of Lima City Council members Todd...

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 •  June 5, 2017

The Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) Mike DeWine blames the drug manufacturers for good reason. On Wednesday, the state attorney general filed a lawsuit against five leading makers of prescription opiates, arguing the companies “put profits before the health and well-being of Ohio consumers and they did this by flooding the market with misleading...