Southwest Ohio

July 18, 2019

SW Ohio pharmaceutical company Miami-Luken, executives indicted in alleged opioid conspiracy

A Warren County pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former top officials and two pharmacists could face up to 20 years in prison after being charged by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati for distributing millions of pain pills.
April 12, 2019

Ohio doctor found guilty of killing patient by overprescribing opioids

A Hamilton, Ohio doctor will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of 37 charges related to illegally prescribing pain pills to patients.
April 2, 2019

Cocaine-fentanyl mix triggers rising OD deaths among African Americans in Greater Cincinnati

The opioid crisis, once thought to be a scourge confined to whites, is taking hold among African Americans in Greater Cincinnati. 
October 18, 2018

Southwest Ohio receives $2.1M to help address opioid crisis

Three Southwest Ohio counties have collectively received $2.1 million in grant funding to in their mission to prevent and treat those addicted to opioids. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program awarded Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act grants to Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties, which will support the development of partnerships between first responders and treatment providers who respond to overdoses.