September 29, 2020

Appeals court nixes 'negotiation class' created for opioid settlement

The move is a setback for thousands of cities and counties working to streamline a global settlement.
September 29, 2020

I lost my son to an opioid overdose. COVID-19 will only bring more deaths of despair.

Former vice president Joe Biden knows what it means to lose a loved one. And he has a plan to tackle the scourge of opioid addiction in America.
September 25, 2020

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis Two Years After Launch Of Operation S.O.S.
September 21, 2020

Addiction to opioids and tobacco increases risk for COVID-19, study finds

People with substance use disorder — especially involving opioids or tobacco — are at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19. What’s more, they also are more likely to develop a serious case of the virus and die, a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found.
September 21, 2020

Local treatment facility 'busier than ever before' amidst pandemic

Health experts fear addiction and overdoses are worsening during COVID-19.
September 21, 2020

Mercy College gets grant to support opioid-affected families

TOLEDO — Mercy College of Ohio has received a four-year grant totaling $740,998 from The Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of peer support specialists...
September 21, 2020

Free naloxone distribution planned

The medication that reverses an opioid overdose will be distributed for free at a community event this week.
September 20, 2020

Addicted hit harder by COVID-19, nationwide study shows; doctors urged to make 'action plans'

Story Highlights • Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 plus addiction were at 40.1% vs. 30.1% without addiction. • Deaths of those with COVID-19 and addiction were at 9.6% compared to 6.6% for those without addiction. • Types of substance use disorders studied : opioid, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine.