November 12, 2020

Opioid overdose rates increasing among Latino community

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — As Franklin County and the rest of Ohio continue to experience an uptick in the number of drug overdose deaths, one thing is for certain – no community is immune to the illness of addiction.
November 11, 2020

Calls to city 311 lines can predict opioid overdose hotspots

Problems like broken streetlights can be indicators, study finds
November 10, 2020

Feds: 700 grams of fentanyl mailed to Boardman home

Agents say the package originally contained more than one-and-a-half pounds of a potent opioid linked to overdose deaths.
November 6, 2020

Ohio backs $26 billion plan to settle nationwide opioid lawsuits with major drug companies

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies are prepared to pay $26 billion to settle lawsuits with communities and states across the country over the devastation brought on by prescription painkillers.
November 5, 2020

Opioid crisis reaches critical level in Black community

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In this week’s The Next 400, Damon Maloney takes a deeper dive into the opioid crisis and how it’s affecting the Black community.
November 5, 2020

Central Ohio treatment center shifts to caring for adults battling addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Central Ohio is seeing an increase in overdose and overdose-related deaths and experts believe the pandemic is playing a role in the deadly trend.
November 5, 2020

Sixth Circuit Rejects Certification of Novel “Negotiation Class” in Multidistrict Opioid Litigation

On September 24, 2020, the Sixth Circuit reversed the Northern District of Ohio’s certification of a “negotiation class” in a nationwide prescription opioid MDL, concluding the text of Rule 23 does not permit certification of a class for negotiation purposes, as opposed to litigation or settlement.
October 31, 2020

COVID-19 postpones next phase of Summit County federal opioid trial

The COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the next phase of a federal trial involving Summit and Cuyahoga counties that focuses on the pharmacy industry's role in the opioid epidemic.