January 13, 2020

Keeping families together: Medication-assisted treatment shows promise for mothers, children of opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment shows promise for mothers, children of opioid crisis
January 13, 2020

Sen. Brown Celebrates Law Cracking Down On Foreign Fentanyl Trafficking

While lawmakers from both parties battle over politics, there is some movement on bipartisan efforts to fight the deadly drug fentanyl in Congress.
January 12, 2020

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- Attorneys representing guardians of children born dependent on opioids are asking a federal judge in Cleveland
January 12, 2020

Gabapentin may become controlled substance in Ohio amid abuse

Gabapentin, a drug viewed as an alternative to opioids, is being abused across Ohio, experts and state officials warn. The misuse could lead the state to reclassify the drug.
January 12, 2020

ACLU probes opioid treatment in Ohio jails

WARREN — If you or someone you know was or is in an Ohio jail or prison with an opioid use disorder and is or was impacted by the the unavailability of medication assisted treatment, the ACLU of Ohio wants to hear about it.
January 11, 2020

This Town Is Known For Opioids: Can It Escape That Image?

Portsmouth, Ohio, is trying. But when an area gets labeled — say Appalachia with poverty or Chicago with gun violence — how do you get people to realize it is also about a lot more?
January 10, 2020

Major drugstores file lawsuit against doctors, saying they bear responsibility for the opioid epidemic

On Monday, six major drugstore chains—including CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens—filed a lawsuit in the ongoing opioid litigation arguing that physicians and other health care practitioners who write opioid prescriptions should be held liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic, not the pharmacists.
January 9, 2020

Opioid-treatment maker again accused of anti-competitive practices

A maker of opioid medications abused patent protections to jack up the price of their products, two researchers wrote Thursday. They said the practices are spreading among drug makers.