Prescription Pills Ohio Doctors Would Report Opioid Diagnosis Codes Under Deal By Associated Press • Jul 28, 2017 medicaid.ohio.gov Ohio doctors have reached tentative agreement with the Kasich administration on a proposed rule requiring them to report the specific diagnosis of every patient who receives a prescription painkiller. AMA Gives State High Marks For Monitoring Prescription Drugs By Associated Press • May 30, 2017 ohiopmp.gov The American Medical Association has listed Ohio as the top state for monitoring prescription drugs. Cardinal Agrees To Settle Lawsuit Filed By West Virginia By Jim Letizia • Dec 30, 2016 Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by West Virginia authorities alleging it fed the state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs. Documents Show Cardinal Health Shipped Millions Of Hydrocodone, Oxycodone Pills To WVA By Associated Press • Oct 10, 2016 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration records show Dublin-based Cardinal Health shipped 241 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia between 2007 and 2012. State Issues Guidelines For Prescribing Opiates By Associated Press • Jan 20, 2016 healthy.ohio.gov Ohio Governor John Kasich and a coalition of state medical professionals have announced guidelines meant to reduce the prescribing of opiates for short-term pain. Ohio Ranked 12th For Opioid Prescriptions By Jim Letizia • Jul 3, 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates. Leader Of Central Ohio Prescription Drug Ring Sentenced By Jim Letizia • Nov 21, 2013 A Columbus man will spend more than six decades in prison for bringing thousands of prescription pills into central Ohio. Union County Drug Bust By Jim Letizia • Sep 4, 2012 More than a dozen people are behind bars in Union County, facing a host of charges after a drug sweep on Sunday.