December 18, 2020

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a lot of collateral damage to patients from decreased vaccinations to decreased cancer care. Its effects on the opioid epidemic, unfortunately, means a 38.4% increase in overdose deaths, according to the CDC.
December 18, 2020

GDM: Maryhaven - Ohio Opioid Alliance

Interview discussion on COVID-19 and opioid use
December 17, 2020

How COVID-19 is Fueling the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

What You Need To Know: - Family behind Purdue Pharma testified before Congress on Thursday - Ohio lawmakers are pushing to refocus attention on worsening opioid crisis - OSU addiction specialist says pandemic “definitely” led to resurgence of opioid epidemic
December 8, 2020

Column: The right resources can help Appalachian kids learn despite trauma

As ground zero for one of our nation’s health crises, the opioid epidemic, Appalachia has an overdose mortality rate 46% higher than the national average. Behind this statistic is an outsized number of children caught in situations of chronic stress.
December 7, 2020

Twin Health Crises, COVID-19 And Opioids, Await Biden Administration

At Stella Maris, a nonprofit addiction recovery center on Cleveland’s West Side, the wait list for detox is more than 200 names long.
December 7, 2020

Another Opioid Bellwether Delayed For COVID-19

Law360 (December 7, 2020, 5:32 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge on Friday moved the May 2021 trial date for a bellwether case brought by two Ohio counties against pharmacies in the opioid multidistrict litigation to October 2021 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
December 5, 2020

A mother's fragile recovery reminds us that the opioid crisis is still here

(CNN) It is February 12. Ebony Clancy's tight townhome in Dayton, Ohio, is crowded with a film crew, "This Is Life" host Lisa Ling and myself, all there to understand the damage the opioid crisis has inflicted upon American families.
December 4, 2020

Browns submit testimony in support of Senate Bill 3

The Browns on Wednesday submitted a letter in support of Ohio Senate Bill 3, which aims to update the state's possession, sealing, and trafficking laws and provides additional resources to the rehabilitation of those suffering from drug addiction.