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 27, 2020

Feds give $3.6 million in anti-heroin, opioid grants to Ohio

U.S. Attorneys Justin Herdman, David DeVillers and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced this week that the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has awarded the Ohio Attorney General’s Organized Crime Investigations Commission $3,658,998 in funding to combat the illegal manufacture and distribution of heroin and prescription opioids in Ohio.
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.
June 24, 2020

Department of Justice announces $3.6 million to combat Ohio opioids

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced they were awarding $3.6 million to the Ohio Attorney General's office to combat opiate distribution and manufacturing in Ohio. U.S Attorneys Justin Herdman, David Devillers and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost stated the new funding was being awarded from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
June 23, 2020

Iso: The New Synthetic Opioid That Is Causing Overdose Deaths

-A new synthetic opioid known as “iso” is causing an increasing number of opioid overdose deaths. -Isotonitazene is a synthetic version of etonitazene. -Experts say it’s rapidly becoming more popular in the illegal drug market in the United States. -They add that the drug is difficult to detect on standard opioid tests.
June 22, 2020

Opioid overdoses up 60 percent in Dayton since March

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – While the COVID-19 outbreak has killed thousands across the country and shut down states for months, a surge of opioid overdoses has happened both locally and nationally.
June 21, 2020

Opioid crisis lingers amid coronavirus

Health officials concerned about shift away from reforms, scrutiny of drug companies