May 28, 2020

‘Meeting people where they are is so important’

Ohio faces surge in opioid use in wake of virus
May 28, 2020

Pharmaceutical Retailers Face Trial in Opioid Lawsuit

Walgreens and CVS Are Some of The Pharmaceutical Retailers Under Fire
May 27, 2020

Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.
May 27, 2020

Large pharmacy chains did little to stop opioid abuse in Northeast Ohio counties, newly-unsealed lawsuits say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Even as more people started overdosing and dying from opioids, pharmacies in Lake and Trumbull counties continued to fill patient orders for the powerful painkillers with little regard for whether too many pills were flooding the streets, attorneys argued in court filings unsealed Wednesday.
May 25, 2020

Pandemic Could Change Trajectory of Mental, Behavioral Health Trends

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New data by Trust for America's Health and Well Being Trust shows that nearly 152,000 Americans died from alcohol, drugs or suicide in 2018.
May 23, 2020

Drug distributor employees emailed a parody song about ‘pillbillies,’ documents show

As the opioid epidemic raged in 2011, employees of drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp., shared an email: a parody of the theme song for “The Beverly Hillbillies,” describing how “pillbillies” drove south to obtain drugs at Florida pill mills.
May 23, 2020

Narcan handed out to stem opioid overdose rise amid COVID-19

With Franklin County seeing a spike in overdoses since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a collaboration of first-responders, treatment providers and health and hospital officials has hit the streets to help save lives. Saturday, volunteers distributed Narcan and drug test strips at eight locations.
May 20, 2020

Opioid epidemic continues to hammer the Ohio Valley

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. — While the pandemic has taken center stage the last few months, the opioid epidemic continues to hammer the Ohio Valley.