June 30, 2020

Opioid overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County spike to near record monthly high in May

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County had 52 opioid overdose deaths in May, second only to the 60 overdoses reported in February of 2017, County Medical Examiner Tom Gilson said Tuesday.
June 26, 2020

Opioid epidemic continues in midst of pandemic, fentanyl overdoses climb in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, another epidemic continues to rip apart families here in Northeast Ohio.
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 23, 2020

Iso: The New Synthetic Opioid That Is Causing Overdose Deaths

-A new synthetic opioid known as “iso” is causing an increasing number of opioid overdose deaths. -Isotonitazene is a synthetic version of etonitazene. -Experts say it’s rapidly becoming more popular in the illegal drug market in the United States. -They add that the drug is difficult to detect on standard opioid tests.
June 21, 2020

Opioid crisis lingers amid coronavirus

Health officials concerned about shift away from reforms, scrutiny of drug companies
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 8, 2020

Coronavirus can't stem central Ohio opioid abuse

The notices have been posted like clockwork, just about every week, on the Franklin County coroner's Facebook page and mentioned during the county commissioners' daily administrative briefings.
June 10, 2020

Cuyahoga County reports near-record 66 drug overdose deaths in May, and number could rise, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- At least 66 people died in May after overdosing on heroin, fentanyl or cocaine in Cuyahoga County, and that number could rise to an all-time high for a single month once more test results are confirmed, the medical examiner’s office said.