December 29, 2020

Alkermes sees swift turnaround for rejected schizophrenia med as FDA accepts resubmission

After suffering a complete response letter a little over a month ago, Alkermes quickly sorted out the manufacturing shortfalls that blighted its experimental med—and now, the FDA has set a potential approval date this summer.
December 2, 2020

New outpatient clinic in Lima offers Suboxone, Vivitrol for opioid-use disorder

LIMA — A new outpatient clinic in Lima is offering medication-assisted treatment, counseling and recovery services for substance-use disorder as Ohio’s opioid epidemic appears to be escalating.
October 19, 2020

NIH study tests a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities.

National Institutes of Health and other federal leaders outlined their vision for a groundbreaking study that will aim to address gaps in reaching communities most heavily affected by the opioid epidemic with proven, evidence-based interventions for opioid use disorder (OUD).
August 24, 2020

Summit County provides overdose medications to Western Reserve Hospital as part of opioid lawsuit settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals

AKRON, Ohio – Summit County announced Monday it has supplied Western Reserve Hospital with the first of three shipments of medications used to treat overdoses received from Endo Pharmaceuticals as part of the company’s settlement with the county in a federal opioid lawsuit.
March 20, 2020

Ohio OKs take-home methadone under strict new guidelines due to COVID-19 pandemic

Many people with opioid addiction go to a clinic daily or in assigned intervals to get life-saving medication that curbs their cravings for drugs such as fentanyl or heroin.
February 18, 2020

Only Half Of Ohio's Rehab Centers Offer This Proven Opioid Addiction Treatment

Tammy’s struggle with substance use started with pain pills she found in her grandmother’s cabinet. Then it escalated to heroin.
January 12, 2020

Gabapentin may become controlled substance in Ohio amid abuse

Gabapentin, a drug viewed as an alternative to opioids, is being abused across Ohio, experts and state officials warn. The misuse could lead the state to reclassify the drug.
January 1, 2020

Crackdown on over-prescribing opioids drops overdose deaths

CINCINNATI — In recent years, state officials in Ohio have cracked down on how doctors prescribe opioids and other addictive substances, along with how they report prescription drug abuse. A subsequent drop in the number of overdose deaths have addiction counselors cautiously optimistic that the new measures could be helping.