Ohio AG gives update on lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

21 WFMJ News | Leslie Barrett

Two years ago the Ohio Attorney General at the time, Mike DeWine, sued the five largest manufacturers of prescription opioids for their alleged roles in misleading doctors about how addictive the drugs are for people. 

Now current Attorney General Dave Yost is continuing that fight.  21 News sat down with him Thursday and he gave us an update on the status of the lawsuit.

“I absolutely think that we will eventually see some money,” described Yost.

He is confident money will be awarded to the state to deal with the opioid epidemic after previous Attorney General Mike Dewine sued drug manufacturers like most other states.

“Whether that’s because I tell the story to a jury and a jury gives us money or we reach a settlement, I can’t really predict that right now. We’re certainly open to settlement discussions,” he explained.

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