March 4, 2021

ProMedica receives $1.8 million in grants to combat opioid abuse

Program established a protocol for prescribing pain killers.
March 3, 2021

CEO Sentenced to Prison in $150 Million Health Care Fraud, Opioid Distribution, and Money Laundering Scheme

Proceeds of the fraud were used to fund private jet flights, courtside tickets to the NBA Finals, and purchase of luxury automobiles, jewelry and real estate
March 2, 2021

Pinnacle Opens Outpatient Opioid Program in Eastern Ohio

Pinnacle Treatment Centers announced on Tuesday that it has opened a community-based program in Brilliant, Ohio, a town on the eastern border of the state.
March 2, 2021

Pinnacle Treatment Centers Opens Brilliant Treatment Services to provide opioid addiction treatment for community

Treatment center part of Pinnacle's expansion in Ohio in the fight against the opioid crisis
March 1, 2021

Rep. Gayle Manning’s workforce legislation to combat the opioid crisis passes Ohio House, again

For a second time, state Rep. Gayle Manning’s (R-North Ridgeville) legislation that addresses the shortage of chemical dependency counselors in Ohio, the profession that helps individuals at addiction treatment centers, has passed within the Ohio House.
March 1, 2021

Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Role in Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances

An Ohio physician was sentenced to 40 months in prison today for his role in illegally distributing controlled substances.
March 1, 2021

Rural Physicians Report Higher Rates of Bias Against OUD Patients

A study conducted by two professors at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, found that physician bias and stigma toward people who misuse opioids was greater among rural practitioners vs. those in urban settings.
February 26, 2021

Ohio professors examine physician bias and stigma toward individuals who misuse opioids

Ohio University professors Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., and Lindsay Dhanani, Ph.D., have continued their research examining how psychology and public health intersect, this time analyzing the effects of physician bias and stigma toward people who misuse opioids.