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 18, 2020

States hit hardest by the opioid crisis

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the growing opioid crisis a public health emergency. That year, there were 47,600 deaths from opioids nationwide.
May 20, 2020

Ohio eased coronavirus restrictions, and Cuyahoga County overdoses climbed, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner issued a public health alert as Cuyahoga County experienced an increase in deaths attributed to drug overdoses in the 48 hours after the Ohio government eased coronavirus restrictions.
May 20, 2020

Opioid epidemic continues to hammer the Ohio Valley

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. — While the pandemic has taken center stage the last few months, the opioid epidemic continues to hammer the Ohio Valley.
May 18, 2020

New designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A new synthetic opiate may be contributing to the addiction crisis, showing signs of penetrating new markets, according to those who have followed it.
May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020

Opioid task force eyes strategic plan

An opioid task force formed by the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition is eying a strategic plan for tackling the county’s opioid abuse problem.
May 15, 2020

Ashtabula County participating in national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths

Ashtabula County was selected as one of 67 communities across Ohio, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York to participate in a national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.