May 18, 2020
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
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 14, 2020
This story was produced in partnership with 100 Days in Appalachia, an independent, non-profit digital news publication incubated at the Media Innovation Center at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media.
May 15, 2020
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.
April 20, 2020
•In 2017, Ohio guidelines were passed to reduce acute pain opioid prescriptions •We compared pre/post-guidelines opioid scripts for hip and knee arthroplasty