October 15, 2020

The opioid epidemic and the remote workplace: 5 steps for employers to take action

Every year, employers in the U.S. lose about $42 billion in economic productivity, according to the National Safety Council. The Council of Economic Advisers, meanwhile, estimates that opioid addiction (including the value of lives lost) has cost the country $696 billion, or 3.4% of GDP.
October 16, 2020

Ohio’s hospitals are working together to end the opioid crisis

Despite losing some $3.3 billion from March 9 through July 1 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ohio’s hospitals are not only doubling down on finding solutions for caring for patients and putting an end to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re partnering to stem the continued tide of opioid overdose deaths.
October 21, 2020

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it was over, she turned off the television and climbed into the bed her 25-year-old son Jordan used to sleep in.
October 13, 2020

Cuyahoga County sees 19 drug overdose deaths in a week, on pace for highest total in three years

CLEVELAND, Ohio – At least 19 people died of suspected drug overdoses over the past week in Cuyahoga County, which is on pace to record its highest total of overdose deaths in three years, according to the medical examiner’s office.
October 12, 2020

Addiction: Pandemic makes bad situation worse

YOUNGSTOWN — As the new coronavirus began its march across the United States, Chief Tom Synan knew a “hurricane” was coming.
October 10, 2020

After two years of progress, opioid overdoses on rise in Allen County

LIMA — Opiate overdoses were on the decline in Allen County, as federal and state funding gave way to a rapid expansion of treatment and public access to the overdose-reversal agent naloxone.
October 14, 2020

Opioid Deaths: America’s Other Fatal Health Crisis Hasn’t Gone Away

Solutions that can curb the nation’s opioid epidemic are out there – yet people are still dying.
September 18, 2020

Overdose deaths skyrocket among Latino, African American communities in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Before the pandemic hit Central Ohio, overdose deaths were slowly rising. The Franklin County coroner said that number is skyrocketing and is worried it won’t be slowing down any time soon.