Publication Archive: Ohio Opioid Lawyers

Historic $260m Opioid Deal

| Download
Source: Reuters
The deal settles claims brought by Ohio’s Cuya hoga and Summit counties, which had accused the companies of fuelling a nationwide opioid crisis. Some 400,000 US overdose deaths between 1997 and 2017 were linked to opioids, ac cording to government data. The trial was to be a so-called bellwether, or test trial, that was meant…Read the article

Opioid Lawsuits Continue Across the U.S.

| Download
Source: THe Journal Gazette
The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an eleventh-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. Across the U.S., the pharmaceutical industry still faces more than 2,600 other lawsuits over the deadly disaster. Participants…Read the article

ABC5 Cleveland Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Landmark $260M Deal

| Download
Source: ABC5 Cleveland
Four drug companies have reached a settlement with two northeast Ohio counties to avoid a trial claiming their responsibility for the opioid epidemic. What’s next The settlement does not include the fifth defendant, Walgreens, the drugstore chain who was sued over its own distribution operation. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Walgreens would be included in…Read the article

Opioid Settlement and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

| Download
Source: USA Today Network
What drugs does Teva make?  It specializes primarily in generic drugs. Some of the opioid drugs include oxycodone and fentanyl, which is a synthetic opiate. Another is oxymorphone. Terms of a deal involving McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. were expected to be announced later in the day. Cuyahoga County lawyer…Read the article

The Delaware Times Reports on $260M Historic Opioid Deal

| Download
Source: Associated Press
Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardnial Health and McKesson will pay a combined $215 million, said Hunter Shkolnik, a lawyer for Cuyahoga County. Israeli-based drugmaker Teva will contribute $20 million in cash and $25 million worth of generic Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction.Read the article

CBS12 Speaks with Hunter Shkolnik on $260M Opioid Settlement

| Download
Hunter Shkolnik, the attorney who won the settlement for Cuyahoga, is also the lead outside counsel for Palm Beach County in its suit against Big Pharma. “We think we made the first good step, and we’ve set a pretty good benchmark, and I can’t imagine us asking for less if they’re going to wait that…Read the article

Castlegar News Reports on $260M Opioid Settlement

| Download
The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis.Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Speaks with Voice of America on Opioid Deal

| Download
Source: Voice of America
Cuyahoga and Summit counties had brought the lawsuit that accused the four companies of fueling a nationwide opioid crisis. According to U.S. government data, opioids have led to some 400,000 overdose deaths between 1997 and 2017. Lawyers say the settlement will provide local governments with the finances needed to establish opioid-recovery programs.Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik On Opiods to US News & World Report

| Download
Source: US News & World Report
A $260 million settlement in an opioid lawsuit was reached between two Ohio counties and four drug companies on Monday just hours before opening arguments were to begin in a landmark federal trial over responsibility for the U.S. opioid crisis. The deal contains no admission of wrongdoing by the defendants. And nationwide the pharmaceutical industry…Read the article

$260M Settlement to Avoid Federal Opioid Trial in Ohio

| Download
Source: Cleveland.com
The agreement, reached shortly after midnight and announced Monday morning, settles claims the counties made against large distribution companies AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, the Ohio-based Cardinal Health and drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals. Under the agreement, the three distributors will pay a combined $215 million, while Teva will pay $20 million in cash over between now and 2021. Teva…Read the article