The bill has yet to be introduced in either legislative chamber.
It is the latest signal of the brewing fight over who will control and spend money that may come from thousands of lawsuits filed against opioid makers, distributors and retailers.
In 2017, then Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine filed suit in Ross County against drugmakers and distributors. Dayton and Montgomery counties also filed suit. Roughly 2,000 federal lawsuits are consolidated and pending before U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland.
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Earlier this week a judge in Oklahoma ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for the company’s role in the opioid addiction crisis.
Accidental drug overdoses killed 28,353 people in Ohio between 2005 and 2017, including 20,408 fatalities linked to opioids, according to Ohio Department of Health data.