August 4, 2020

City of Vermilion expected to join class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharmacy

CITY OF VERMILION, Ohio (WOIO) - The City of Vermilion is expected to join a class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.
August 4, 2020

FDA tells doctors to discuss overdose antidote with patients

Doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers should tell their patients about a potentially life-saving medication that can reverse drug overdoses
July 29, 2020

Commissioners Hear Update from Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

Melanie Blasko, president of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, informed Geauga County Commissioners about center’s statistics over the past year — which illustrate an overall increase in patient success — at the July 21 meeting.
July 29, 2020

Y-Haven Provides Treatment Even During the Throes of the Pandemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Since 1993, Y-Haven, which was formed by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, has provided temporary housing and drug and alcohol treatment to adults in Cuyahoga County.
July 29, 2020

Series topic to be ‘The Role of Mental Illness in Addiction’

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Youth Network, in partnership with the Jefferson County Family Recovery Center, will kick off a four-part online speaker series with the theme “The Role of Mental Illness in Addiction.”
July 28, 2020

Sixth Circuit Hears Challenge to Class in Massive Opioid Case

CINCINNATI (CN) — Prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors argued before a Sixth Circuit panel Tuesday that a so-called negotiation class of state and local governments created by a federal judge is unconstitutional.
July 28, 2020
July 28, 2020

Judge Nixes 7% Plaintiffs Attorneys’ Fee on Opioid Settlements

A federal judge overseeing thousands of opioid lawsuits declined on Monday to grant a demand by plaintiffs attorneys for fees that could be worth billions of dollars, a request drug company defendants had said would jeopardize settlement talks.