Sunday, June 4, 2017

Steve Dettelbach’s Statement on Ohio’s Opioid Suit

CLEVELAND, OH – Candidate for Ohio Attorney General and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steve Dettelbach released the following statement today regarding the lawsuit filed last week against five opioid manufacturers.

“Last week Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine brought a suit against five opioid manufacturers to seek damages for the harm their products have caused in Ohio. Reading the complaint is a chilling experience, especially having seen the suffering of Ohio families first-hand, both when I toured Appalachia last week and during my years as U.S. Attorney fighting this problem. This is a case that needed to be brought and, regardless of party, Ohioans should support it. This suit must be aggressively pursued along with other steps to help Ohioans who have been hit so hard by this crisis for so long.”