April 28, 2021

Doctors make it easy to dispose of old unwanted meds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Considering the pandemic, the opioid epidemic rages on and a group of doctors are getting together to make sure it's still on the forefront.
April 27, 2021

Ohio to Provide Access to Pear Digital Therapeutics for Local Communities

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is providing access to Pear Therapeutics’ prescription digital therapeutics reSET and reSET-O for the treatment of substance use disorder and opioid use disorder, respectively.
April 25, 2021

Summit County father hopes opioid-focused bill helps families battling addiction

HUDSON, Ohio — Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities throughout the country and in Ohio.
April 22, 2021

Pear Announces Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will Provide Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics to Help Local Communities Continue Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Through a State Opioid Response (SOR) 2.0 grant, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and RecoveryOhio will provide access to Pear’s reSET® and reSET-O® to patients with substance use disorder and opioid use disorder. Grant will support Ohioans in need and on their recovery journeys with innovative FDA-authorized treatments via their mobile devices
April 20, 2021

Personal, public moves needed to end opiate surge

Though overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed 19,000 Ohioans and infected more than 1 million others over the past 15 months, a simultaneous and relentless epidemic refuses to loosen its monstrous grip on our state and nation.
April 19, 2021

Overdose spike alert issued in Erie County

Erie County has experienced a spike in overdose incidents.
April 16, 2021

Sandusky physician charged with prescribing medically unnecessary controlled substances and health care fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Gregory J. Gerber, 55, of Port Clinton, Ohio, with 51 counts of distribution of controlled substances and two counts of health care fraud.
April 14, 2021

Fentanyl Ban Complicates Biden’s Plan to Shift Drug Policy (1)

Civil rights groups want fentanyl-like substance ban to end A record 85,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020