May 28, 2021

Key Opioid Trials To Watch As Cases Heat Up Nationwide

Law360 (May 28, 2021, 9:18 PM EDT) -- With the coronavirus crisis cooling down, a pressure cooker of opioid litigation is heating up with long-awaited trials across the country.
May 27, 2021

McKinsey, opioid plaintiffs spar over MDL venue

Consulting firm McKinsey & Co Inc on Thursday urged the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a new MDL in the Southern District of New York consolidating lawsuits by local governments accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic through its work advising drug manufacturers.
May 26, 2021

UC opioid study identifies at-risk populations in America

Fatal overdoses are linked to high rates of mental distress
May 26, 2021

Ohio State Study Finds “Opioid Treatment Deserts” Across Franklin County and Columbus

Ohioans who live in areas with low access to treatment for opioid-related overdoses are less likely to maintain sobriety, an Ohio State research study suggests.
May 25, 2021

With new legislation supporting mental health housing, property tax case gets sent back to state

The Ohio Supreme Court vacated the decision of a state tax board that said tax exemptions shouldn’t apply to a permanent supportive housing facility for low-income individuals seeking mental health and addiction services.
May 20, 2021

Voices for Non-Opioid Choices Applauds Reintroduction of Landmark Opioid Addiction Prevention Bill

The NOPAIN Act works to prevent opioid addiction through increased access to non-opioid pain management approaches for acute pain
May 20, 2021

Opinion: Pandemic created perfect storm for addiction to flourish

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on all of our lives, it has become clear that the impact of the pandemic has not been felt equally. It’s an understatement to say that the past 14 months have been the most challenging for many people in our lifetimes.
May 20, 2021

HHS releases new buprenorphine practice guidelines, relaxing waiver requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new practice guidance on buprenorphine administration in an effort to make evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder more accessible to persons suffering with opioid addiction.