Sumary of Advocates seek more say in how opioid settlements are spent:
- Board member Avi Israel, whose son died by suicide after years of addiction, says the faction is still meeting too infrequently and not digging into the big decisions.
- As a panel starts considering how to distribute Ohio’s share of multimillion-dollar legal settlements with drugmakers and distributors over the toll of opioids, Stafford is concerned that most of the members don’t bring that same burden of personal loss to their spending recommendations.
- OneOhio subsequently said it would voluntarily follow open meetings and public records laws that lead public agencies, though the lawsuit remains pending.
- An advocacy faction sued the nonprofit OneOhio foundation in August over concerns about its transparency.