October 12, 2020

The Department of Theatre uses Platform to Spread Awareness on Opioid Epidemic

Despite unprecedented challenges, Ohio State’s Department of Theatre senior graduate students are finding a way to tell the story of Ohio’s opioid epidemic.
August 27, 2020

Pharmacies again ask judge to drop Trumbull opioid suit

The suits, that also target Giant Eagle, CVS, and Rite Aid, allege that between 2000 and 2014, the pharmacies dispensed 68-million doses of opioids in Trumbull County.
July 28, 2020

Sixth Circuit Hears Challenge to Class in Massive Opioid Case

CINCINNATI (CN) — Prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors argued before a Sixth Circuit panel Tuesday that a so-called negotiation class of state and local governments created by a federal judge is unconstitutional.
July 16, 2020

Ohio doesn’t adequately track foster kids’ psychotropic and opioid drug prescriptions, report finds

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio’s foster care system does not adequately track psychotropic and opioid medication prescriptions for children in its care who have painful injuries or conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders that require such drugs, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
June 4, 2020

DEA announces Operation 360 campaign to address substance abuse, prescription misuse and violent crime in central Ohio

Special Agent in Charge Keith Martin, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Detroit Field Division and Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Mauricio Jimenez, Columbus Division Office, announced central Ohio will become the 17th site where the DEA will implement its comprehensive Operation 360 initiative to address prescription misuse and violent crime.
February 4, 2020

Ohio law dramatically increases access to overdose reversal meds

The number of prescriptions to a life saving overdose reversal medication grew in Ohio grew by 2,328% following a state law change in 2015.
February 5, 2020

Study: Naloxone dispensing increased more than 2,000% in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) - Research shows naloxone was dispensed more than 2,000% in Ohio since it was made available without a prescription in 2015.
May 28, 2019

Nation's first opioid trial could set precedent for massive pharma payouts

A trial kicking off in Norman, Oklahoma, on Tuesday will provide an unprecedented examination of how the country spiraled into a devastating opioid epidemic — and could indicate to what degree drug companies accused of fueling the crisis will be held responsible in hundreds of other lawsuits still pending across the country.