February 20, 2020

Latest Ohio opioid deal aims to appease cities, counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Local governments would get more authority over how Ohio's share of a national opioid settlement is spent — but their guaranteed percentage would remain at 30% — under an updated draft of the deal for divvying up the money that is being negotiated with the governor and attorney general.
February 20, 2020

SCCOC plans for the future

Scioto County Collaborative Opioid Consortium held its first meeting of 2020 with guest speakers from the National Institute of Health.
February 20, 2020

Ohio Creates Emergency Fund For Child Service Agencies Dealing With Opioid Epidemic

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is creating a $1 million Emergency Response Fund to help agencies and caseworkers burdened by the ongoing opioid epidemic.
February 19, 2020

Cuyahoga County Council angered over lack of answers about opioid settlement money

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County Council members fumed Wednesday over their inability to get answers from the administration of County Executive Armond Budish about plans for spending some of the money the county won in settlements with opioid manufacturers.
February 18, 2020

Opioid epidemic pushes Ohio to the brink of foster care crisis

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio, like many other states, is seeing an increasing number of children in the foster care system.
February 18, 2020

Only Half Of Ohio's Rehab Centers Offer This Proven Opioid Addiction Treatment

Tammy’s struggle with substance use started with pain pills she found in her grandmother’s cabinet. Then it escalated to heroin.
February 18, 2020

Opioid epidemic has some asking for Licking County syringe exchange program

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Several dozen faith leaders and other community members who attended a meeting Tuesday evening say they want the Licking County Board of Health to revisit their policy made one year ago to ban a syringe exchange program.
February 17, 2020

Payout From a National Opioids Settlement Won’t Be as Big as Hoped

Expectations of a whopping payday set off thousands of lawsuits. But lawyers for the suing cities and states now concede that companies will shell out far less.