Records: Drug distributors push back on proposed Ohio rules - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Records: Drug distributors push back on proposed Ohio rules

Posted: Updated:

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Records show drug distributors are pushing back on stricter regulation in Ohio, protesting what they call a patchwork approach that could lead to confusion and uncertainty.

The companies tell the state pharmacy board in records obtained by The Associated Press that Ohio should wait for new federal regulations before enacting state rules.

Republican Gov. John Kasich announced the state proposals last month as part of efforts to slow the opioid epidemic that kills more than 11 Ohioans a day.

Among the proposals are rules requiring drug distributors to report more information about suspicious orders and to do it faster.

State pharmacy board spokesman Cameron McNamee says the board is weighing the concerns but notes federal action could take years.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

    Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:23:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed). Famous Roberts poses for a portrait as an SUV plows through floodwaters on NC 41 outside Trenton, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Roberts chose to ride out Hurricane Florence in Trenton, partly because the forecast strength ...(AP Photo/Allen G. Breed). Famous Roberts poses for a portrait as an SUV plows through floodwaters on NC 41 outside Trenton, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Roberts chose to ride out Hurricane Florence in Trenton, partly because the forecast strength ...
    Several meteorologists and disaster experts say Florence highlights a problem with the way hurricane danger is rated.More >>
    Several meteorologists and disaster experts say Florence highlights a problem with the way hurricane danger is rated.More >>
  • Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

    Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:03:57 GMT
    Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report that it's under criminal investigation over statements about taking the company private.More >>
    Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report that it's under criminal investigation over statements about taking the company private.More >>
  • SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

    SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

    Thursday, September 20 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-09-20 19:13:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk, left, shakes hands with Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, right, after announcing him as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawtho...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk, left, shakes hands with Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, right, after announcing him as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawtho...
    Japanese billionaire due to blast off on SpaceX mission a fashion tycoon, art collector.More >>
    Japanese billionaire due to blast off on SpaceX mission a fashion tycoon, art collector.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Salem man charged with sexual related crimes against 3 young children

    Salem man charged with sexual related crimes against 3 young children

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:44:39 GMT

    A Salem man is being charged with sexual-related crimes involving young children and was secretly indicted on Friday, September 14.   80-year-old Nelson H. Walter has been charged with one count of rape and four counts of gross sexual imposition. The alleged rape crime first occurred in 2011, when the child was 5 or 6 years old and continued through 2012. Walter is also charged with additional sexual contact with that child from 2011 to 2016 and also in July and August of 2017 ...

    More >>

    A Salem man is being charged with sexual-related crimes involving young children and was secretly indicted on Friday, September 14.   80-year-old Nelson H. Walter has been charged with one count of rape and four counts of gross sexual imposition. The alleged rape crime first occurred in 2011, when the child was 5 or 6 years old and continued through 2012. Walter is also charged with additional sexual contact with that child from 2011 to 2016 and also in July and August of 2017 ...

    More >>
  • Legendary musician John Mellencamp visits Youngstown

    Legendary musician John Mellencamp visits Youngstown

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:38:29 GMT

    Mellencamp spoke with a small crowd at the Butler Art Institute, immediately following the unveiling of his art exhibit. Many may not know, but Mellencamp has seriously pursued painting for more than 35 years.

    More >>

    Mellencamp spoke with a small crowd at the Butler Art Institute, immediately following the unveiling of his art exhibit. Many may not know, but Mellencamp has seriously pursued painting for more than 35 years.

    More >>
  • Improved opioid overdose drug may be on horizon

    Improved opioid overdose drug may be on horizon

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:52:53 GMT

    The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that they will be working with Opiate Pharmaceuticals of Santa Monica, California to development potentially improved form of an opioid overdose drug. According to a press release they are working to make this drug fast-acting, long-lasting, and intranasal. Rick Bright, Ph.D., Director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary ...

    More >>

    The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that they will be working with Opiate Pharmaceuticals of Santa Monica, California to development potentially improved form of an opioid overdose drug. According to a press release they are working to make this drug fast-acting, long-lasting, and intranasal. Rick Bright, Ph.D., Director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms