June 24, 2021

MetroHealth teaming up with local non-profit to install 'NaloxBoxes' to reduce fatal overdoses

The two organizations hope to install up to 100 boxes across the county.
June 23, 2021

Judge Backtracks On Juror Vaccine Mandate In Opioid MDL

Law360 (June 23, 2021, 3:34 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge said on Wednesday he wouldn't automatically throw out potential jurors in the national multidistrict opioid litigation because they are unvaccinated against COVID-19, undoing an earlier order requiring juror vaccinations.
June 22, 2021

Higher HCV Rates, Lower Buprenorphine Prescriptions in Rural Counties in Ohio

Compared with urban counties, rural counties in Ohio were found to have twice the rate of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and less office-based buprenorphine prescribing, as well as a similar relationship between buprenorphine prescribing and overall HCV case rates, according to the results of a descriptive ecological study published in Open Forum Infectious Disease.
June 21, 2021

Opioid MDL pharmacies object to vaccination order, citing older, liberal jury

Vaccine requirement could lead to unrepresentative jury, companies say Bellwether trial on pharmacies' liability set for October
June 13, 2021

Biden’s border policies are worsening the opioid crisis

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Senator Portman, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Representative John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, called on the Biden administration to address the ongoing surge in illicit narcotics, like fentanyl, coming across the southern border and into the United States resulting in an increase of overdose deaths.
June 11, 2021

Congress should act on opioid plan

Despite years of lip service from the federal government about the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic that has ravaged not just West Virginia but populations across the country, little effort has been put toward making a real difference.
June 11, 2021

Spero Health Responds to High Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths With New Clinic in Cambridge

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published overdose death data from June 2019 through 2020, and the report was grim
June 11, 2021

Court orders Ohio pharmacy, 2 pharmacists to stop dispensing dangerous doses and combinations of opioids and other controlled substances

A federal court in Ohio ordered a Toledo pharmacy and two of its pharmacists to pay a $375,000 civil penalty and imposed restrictions related to the dispensing of opioids and other controlled substances.