July 24, 2019

Cardinal Health Counsel Says Company Has No Obligation To Public

An executive at Dublin-based Cardinal Health, one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies, said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships.
July 23, 2019

DEA data on Ohio shows how drug companies poured billions of pills into the hands of consumers.

Drug companies doled out more than 3.7 billion prescription painkillers in Ohio during a seven-year period in the years preceding an opioid epidemic that cost thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to a analysis of information in a government-maintained database.
July 22, 2019

Drug companies shipped hundreds of millions of suspicious opioid orders to Ohio, court documents say

Drug manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and practitioners acted as street couriers and shipped "hundreds of millions" of suspicious opioid doses over 20 years to two Ohio counties, according to a motion filed in federal court for the Northern District of Ohio.
July 18, 2019

SW Ohio pharmaceutical company Miami-Luken, executives indicted in alleged opioid conspiracy

A Warren County pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former top officials and two pharmacists could face up to 20 years in prison after being charged by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati for distributing millions of pain pills.
July 18, 2019

Ohio likely to see first overdose death drop ever, CDC estimates

Ohio will see its first drop in overdose deaths since the opioid epidemic started, if early national estimates are right.
July 16, 2019

76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic

America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to previously undisclosed company data released as part of the largest civil action in U.S. history.
July 16, 2019

States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up.

Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.
July 16, 2019

Heartland High: Ohio's First School For Students With Addiction

Bouncing on a purple exercise ball, Alyssa talks to her new teacher about what classes she needs to graduate. "There’s a Psychology 1 as an elective, I would take that, but I already took psychology and sociology... And I feel like Heartland in general is a psychology class," she adds, laughing.