April 22, 2020

Spero Health Brings Life-Saving Addiction Treatment to Dayton Ohio

In response to the high demand for addiction treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Spero Health has announced they will expand by opening a new location in Dayton, Ohio on May 5 th. Spero Health, a CARF-accredited, community-based organization and national leader in outpatient addiction treatment of substance use disorders, operates more than 35 clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, providing care for more than 7,000 patients each month.
April 18, 2020

Turning a corner

Any good news in Ohio’s fight to halt the crushing opioid-addiction epidemic is worth celebrating.
April 16, 2020

Job loss, anxiety, isolation: Coronavirus is a prescription for more opioid use

We need to rework and strengthen the recovery networks that have been decimated due to COVID-19. We can't afford to lose the war on opioid addiction.
April 16, 2020

Federal appeals court rules for pharmacies on pre-trial questions in massive opioid litigation

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the trial judge overseeing a massive set of cases involving the opioid crisis had violated the procedural rights of pharmacies who were defendants in the matter. In the case, Judge Dan Polster in the Northern District of Ohio had allowed Cuyahoga and Summit Counties in that state to add legal claims to their complaints against the pharmacies when in a normal case it would have been far too late to do so.
April 16, 2020

CVS, Walgreens facing fewer allegations in federal opioid litigation

CVS and Walgreens now face fewer allegations against them in federal opioid litigation after an April 15 appeals court ruling, STAT reported.
April 15, 2020

Once The Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides, The Opioid Epidemic Will Rage

Proposed regulatory changes and advocacy efforts aimed at loosening restrictions on addiction treatment are well-intentioned and could help decrease the number of overdose deaths while raising the national standard of care in addiction medicine. However, federal legislative action is typically slow, ignoring the urgency of the opioid crisis many US communities face. And the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put almost every other fact of life on the back burner for most Americans.
April 15, 2020

6th Circuit Panel: MDL Judge's Ruling in Opioid Case Was 'Clear Abuse of Discretion'

MDLs, Sixth Circuit Judge Raymond Kethledge wrote, “are not some kind of judicial border country, where the rules are few and the law rarely makes an appearance.”
April 15, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Consequences Of Coronavirus On Ohio’s Opioids Fight

While the coronavirus pandemic dominates the news, a rash of Columbus-area overdoses is a reminder that the opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on Ohio.