July 7, 2020

Verily's OneFifteen rehab campus ramps up telehealth as opioid overdoses rise

A year ago, Verily partnered with Premier Health and Kettering Health Network to open a tech-enabled addiction treatment center in Dayton, Ohio.
July 7, 2020

Summit County opioid settlement money to fund programs at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health to support pregnant women impacted by substance abuse

AKRON, Ohio – A task force that makes recommendations on how Summit County should spend money won in settlements with opioid manufacturers has awarded grants to Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health for programs to support expecting mothers, especially those with substance use disorders.
June 30, 2020

Ohio Appellate Court Rules That Insurer Must Defend Party Involved In Opioid MDL

The Ohio Court of Appeals last week held that liability insurers must defend their policyholders who are involved in the still-rising tide of opioid litigation, joining what is becoming a clear trend in this developing arc of the law.
June 30, 2020

Insurers Have Duty to Defend Opioid Cases According to Ohio Appellate Court

The Ohio Court of Appeals on June 24 enforced liability insurance for a company that had distributed opiates, finding that the insured had a duty to defend the insured in lawsuits filed by government agencies and pending in the Opioid Multidistrict Litigation. Acuity v. Masters Pharm., No. C-190176 (Ohio Ct. App. June 24, 2020).
June 30, 2020

Opioid overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County spike to near record monthly high in May

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County had 52 opioid overdose deaths in May, second only to the 60 overdoses reported in February of 2017, County Medical Examiner Tom Gilson said Tuesday.
June 29, 2020

As opioids flooded tribal lands across the U.S., overdose deaths skyrocketed

In Oklahoma, with 38 Native American tribes, the deluge of pain pills rivaled hard-hit Appalachia
June 26, 2020

Opioid epidemic continues in midst of pandemic, fentanyl overdoses climb in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, another epidemic continues to rip apart families here in Northeast Ohio.
June 25, 2020

Insurer must defend opioid distributor

An insurer must defend a pharmaceutical wholesaler distributor being sued by governmental entities in connection with its distribution of opioids, even though the entities themselves did not suffer bodily injuries, says an Ohio appeals court, in overturning a lower court ruling.