July 19, 2021
July 22, 2021

Ohio doctor convicted of overprescribing painkillers, fraud

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted Dr. William Bauer of Port Clinton on charges of distributing controlled substances to 14 patients and healthcare fraud.
July 22, 2021

Biden Vows to Continue Encounter with China Over Opioids

CINCINNATI, OHIO - U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will continue “this encounter with China” to attempt to stem the flow of deadly drugs being smuggled into the United States via Mexico.
July 21, 2021

Governor DeWine Statement on Potential Opioid Settlement

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—“The settlement announced today has the potential to help Ohioans turn the corner in our battle against opioids,” said Governor DeWine.
July 15, 2021

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Increased from 2014 - 2018 Among Medicaid Enrollees

Enrollees with OUD receiving medication treatment increased from 47.8% in 2014 to 57.1% in 2018
June 25, 2021

Overdose deaths up in Lorain County compared to 2020

LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain County Public Health announced Friday that opioid overdose deaths from January to April 2021 are up 20% compared to the same timeframe in 2020.
June 24, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: The rising threat of fentanyl in Montgomery County

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF)--There’s an alarming new push to distribute Narcan throughout the Greater Dayton Area.
June 22, 2021

Higher HCV Rates, Lower Buprenorphine Prescriptions in Rural Counties in Ohio

Compared with urban counties, rural counties in Ohio were found to have twice the rate of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and less office-based buprenorphine prescribing, as well as a similar relationship between buprenorphine prescribing and overall HCV case rates, according to the results of a descriptive ecological study published in Open Forum Infectious Disease.