Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against five drug companies on Wednesday, May 31. He believes evidence will show that these drug companies used deceptive methods to sell their products to doctors and patients.
DeWine says these methods caused thousands of Ohioans to become addicted to painkillers. In 2015, Ohio was first in the nation for number of opioid deaths.
Today we will talk about Ohio's lawsuit and the opioid crisis.
Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General
Joe Schiavoni, ¿Ohio senator
Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland
Eric Eyre, statehouse and investigations reporter for the Charleston Gazette-Mail