Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he is cautiously satisfied with the terms of a potential massive settlement against drug companies and distributors who have been accused of enabling the opioid crisis. Counties could get 30% and the state 15%, with the rest going into a trust.
DeWine says he likes the idea of putting 55% of a settlement in a trust controlled by local communities to fight future addiction issues.
He says it's important this money be protected so it can be used for addiction services.
“This is going to be one-time money. You’re not going to sell it twice. You’re going to get the money. If you settle with each company, that’s all you are going to get out of that company," DeWine says.