Health Care Professionals

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May 11, 2020

Overdose deaths decrease

Beery: ‘Overdoses dropped 50% since lockdown’
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May 4, 2020

Spero Health Bringing Addiction Treatment to Fairfield Ohio Offering Telehealth Visits

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spero Health, a national leader in providing care for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, announced today that it will open a new clinic in Fairfield, Ohio as it continues to respond to the high demand for increased access to addiction treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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April 22, 2020

Best Life: Opioid free c-section, doctors looking to cut back on drug used for new moms

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) - This year, one in three women will give birth by c-section. Most of these new moms will be sent home with opioids to help control the pain.
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April 20, 2020

https://www.arthroplastyjournal.org/article/S0883-5403(20)30423-X/fulltext?rss=yes

•In 2017, Ohio guidelines were passed to reduce acute pain opioid prescriptions •We compared pre/post-guidelines opioid scripts for hip and knee arthroplasty
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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.
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April 2, 2020

Editorial: Joining Ohio opioid cases a good step toward settlement

This editorial represents the opinion of the Dispatch editorial board, which includes the publisher, editor, editorial page editor and editorial writers. Editorials, like opinion columns, represent a particular viewpoint and are not to be confused with news stories.
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March 31, 2020

Cleveland federal judge strikes down pharmacies’ attempts to sue doctors in opioid litigation

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal judge in Cleveland who oversees thousands of opioid lawsuits tossed an attempt by pharmacies to shift responsibility to doctors by arguing they were only filling prescriptions.
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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.
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