June 29, 2020

As opioids flooded tribal lands across the U.S., overdose deaths skyrocketed

In Oklahoma, with 38 Native American tribes, the deluge of pain pills rivaled hard-hit Appalachia
June 22, 2020

Opioid overdoses up 60 percent in Dayton since March

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – While the COVID-19 outbreak has killed thousands across the country and shut down states for months, a surge of opioid overdoses has happened both locally and nationally.
June 18, 2020

Opioids, Bribery And Wall Street: The Inside Story Of A Disgraced Drugmaker

This story is part of a collaboration with the Financial Times, which includes the documentary Opioids, Inc. — now streaming, and premiering Tuesday, June 23 on PBS.
June 10, 2020

'Iso,' a deadly new synthetic opioid, has hit American streets

(HealthDay)—A new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl is causing overdose deaths at an ever-increasing rate, experts warn.
June 2, 2020

Cayuga County joins national Narcan marketing campaign aimed at COVID-19 challenges

Cayuga County has linked up with a national Narcan campaign to fight opioid overdose deaths taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 30, 2020

Treating an opioid epidemic during the coronavirus pandemic: University Hospitals pivots peer-support program to telehealth

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Back in March, University Hospitals was on the verge of rolling out a peer-support program at UH Parma Medical Center, where people recovering from opioid addiction could offer guidance to patients with substance use disorder. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck.
May 28, 2020

‘Meeting people where they are is so important’

Ohio faces surge in opioid use in wake of virus
May 18, 2020

States hit hardest by the opioid crisis

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the growing opioid crisis a public health emergency. That year, there were 47,600 deaths from opioids nationwide.