Ohio sues five opioid manufacturers
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Ohio's attorney general filed suit against five manufacturers of opioids, claiming they violated state laws and committed Medicaid fraud in their marketing of medications, per CNBC.
What Ohio wants: An injunction to prevent further "glossy" marketing of opioids, damages repaid for the state's continued response to the crisis, and some sort of reparations paid to opioid consumers.
By the numbers: Almost 20% of Ohio's population was prescribed an opioid at some point last year.
Why it matters: Ohio is the second state (after Mississippi) to sue opioid makers, and it increases the odds that drug manufacturers could face more lawsuits over their role in the opioid crisis.