Criminal Justice

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November 12, 2019

Opioid Addiction In Jails: An Anthropologist's Perspective

A new book by anthropologist and physician Kimberly Sue tells the stories of women navigating opioid addiction during and after incarceration.
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October 30, 2019

Large fentanyl seizure called 'weapon of mass destruction' by Ohio attorney general

Over 40 pounds of fentanyl were seized in an Ohio drug bust that officials are saying amounts to "chemical warfare."
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October 24, 2019

The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just One Year

There's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it.
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October 17, 2019

Candidates Propose Decriminalizing Opioids. What Would That Look Like In Ohio?

During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, two candidates discussed the idea of decriminalizing opioids.
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September 25, 2019

U.S. Accuses 11 Doctors Of Illegally Peddling Opioids In Appalachian States

Federal prosecutors are charging 11 doctors with unlawfully distributing opioids and other substances, in the second large operation to target "pill mill" operators and health care fraud this year. Two other people also face charges in the sting.
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September 24, 2019

Feds: Green Township doctor charged in opioid bust

CINCINNATI — A Green Township doctor was one of 11 physicians charged in a federal drug bust, officials said in a news release Tuesday.
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August 27, 2019

Ohio hospital where doctor accused of opioid murders worked settles lawsuits

(Reuters) - The Ohio hospital that employed a doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for giving often fatal doses of opioid painkillers to dozens of sick patients said on Tuesday it has settled two wrongful death lawsuits for a total of $9 million.
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September 18, 2019

Who’s to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis? Massive trial may answer that question

For the families of the roughly 400,000 Americans who have died of opioid drug overdoses since 1999, a legal drama scheduled to unfold in an Ohio courtroom next month may feel like a true shot at justice.
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