October 30, 2019

Ohio announces new opioid disposal program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don't use.
October 30, 2019

Teva, others settle Ohio opioid cases; Q3 earnings; First in Human

Four companies cited in a lawsuit from counties in Ohio seeking to place blame for the ongoing opioid epidemic have settled the so-called bellwether case for a total of $265 million, attorney Hunter Shkolnik, who represents the counties, told S&P Global Market Intelligence.
October 30, 2019

Large fentanyl seizure called 'weapon of mass destruction' by Ohio attorney general

Over 40 pounds of fentanyl were seized in an Ohio drug bust that officials are saying amounts to "chemical warfare."
October 30, 2019

The Opioids Deal

Drug industry and ravaged communities seek an opioids deal. That won’t come easy — or end the crisis.
October 24, 2019

The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just One Year

There's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it.
October 24, 2019

Ohio opioid settlement could set precedent for California cases

Following a major settlement in Ohio this week, California counties could be a step closer to getting the drug industry to pay for damages associated with the opioid epidemic.
October 23, 2019

Opioid addiction study to begin work in Ohio communities

Ohio State-led coalition seeks to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 19 Ohio counties
October 22, 2019

Fighting Pain Without Opioids: How One Nurse In The Gambia Does It

Growing up in the Gambia in West Africa, Nabia Drammeh always knew she wanted to be a nurse. "My auntie was a nurse," she says. "I used to go to the clinic and see the way she works. I told her, 'I really want to be a nurse in the future!' So I've loved this job since when I was a child."