Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine holds a news conference to discuss the opioid epidemic. DeWine unveils a series of new initiatives to help combat this crisis, which has been a focus since he took office in 2011.
In May, DeWine sued the 5 largest manufacturers of prescription opioids for their alleged roles in misleading doctors about how addictive prescription opioids are. The lawsuit seeks remedies from the manufacturers to help remediate the damage caused by the proliferation of opioids in Ohio. An estimated 14 Ohioans die every day from overdoses, while an estimated half of all children in Ohio's foster care system are in care due to one or both parents being addicted to drugs.