Criminal Justice

May 27, 2020

Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.
May 27, 2020

Large pharmacy chains did little to stop opioid abuse in Northeast Ohio counties, newly-unsealed lawsuits say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Even as more people started overdosing and dying from opioids, pharmacies in Lake and Trumbull counties continued to fill patient orders for the powerful painkillers with little regard for whether too many pills were flooding the streets, attorneys argued in court filings unsealed Wednesday.
May 12, 2020

Lorain Police Department issues warning regarding spike in fentanyl overdoses

The PSA included a list of symptoms to look out for in an opioid overdose.
May 2, 2020

Sentencing of Akron couple reopens wounds for parents who lost son to overdose

The sentencing of an Akron husband and wife for an opioid enterprise in Northeast Ohio reopened old woulds for a Coventry Township couple.
April 27, 2020

EHR Vendor Pays $1.7M Fine for Defrauding Meaningful Use

This marks the second EHR vendor this year that will have to pay a hefty fine to the government.
March 30, 2020

Trial delayed for Ohio doctor charged in deaths at hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The murder trial of an Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients will be delayed due to coronavirus concerns.
March 6, 2020

'I'm going to help them': Franklin County judge improving lives afflicted by opioids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A court in Franklin County is taking an alternative to prosecuting those charged with felony drug charges by offering a therapeutic approach.
March 6, 2020

Marietta doctor convicted of illegally distributing opioid pain meds, health care fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A federal jury has convicted 65-year-old Roger D. Andersen, a southeast Ohio doctor, of illegally prescribing controlled substances and defrauding health care programs. Anderson owned and operated Marietta Medical, which was located on Putnam Street in Marietta.