Ohio Attorney General gives pharmaceutical companies 30 days to enter settlement talks

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is giving the major pharmaceutical companies 30 days to sit down at the bargaining table or the pressure to pay for the Opioid Crisis will intensify.

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DeWine sent letters to Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva, Johnson & Johnson and Allergan. These are the same companies that he filed suit against in May. He is giving them 30 days to come forward and enter into settlement talks.

"While there is no amount of money that can bring back the thousands of our fellow Ohioans who have died or take away the pain of their families, these drug companies must be held accountable." DeWine said.

DeWine also unveiled a 12 prong approach to tackling the opioid epidemic. The plan would be paid for by money from the Drug Companies.