June 27, 2022

Supreme Court rules that doctors need to knowingly misprescribe opioids for it to be a crime

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that prosecutors need to prove that doctors knowingly prescribed drugs in aberrant ways to win convictions against them for unlawful distribution of controlled medicines.
June 23, 2022

Montgomery County creates text alert system to combat opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: The Montgomery Overdose Action Team launched its OD Surge Alert on June 23. It's a text that sends live alerts about overdose surges across Montgomery County. It also provides information and tips about how to keep safe during the surge. The alert was created in response to an increase in overdose deaths in Montgomery County.
June 20, 2022

‘Untreated’: Patients with opioid addiction could soon lose access to virtual care

Federal regulations that have allowed practitioners the flexibility to prescribe buprenorphine virtually — and to patients outside their state — are due to expire along with the Covid-19 public health emergency.
June 14, 2022

Reporting Without Stigma: Ohio Releases Resource for Journalists

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio is working to change the way society views mental illness and substance use disorders.
June 14, 2022

Synthetic Opioid Use Up Almost 800% Nationwide

Synthetic opioid use increased by almost 800% over 7 years, new research shows
June 13, 2022

The other side of addiction: Montgomery County woman helps others overcome addiction

What You Need To Know: Pain medication presciptions, Fentanyl and lack of mental health services to blame. Kristen LaCaze began experimenting with prescription opioids amid her depression, finding herself addicted at 18. She eventually got sober, thanks in part to mental health services and Suboxone. Now, LaCaze works as a peer counselor, helping others down the same path she knows so well.
June 9, 2022
June 7, 2022

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Naloxone Infusion Therapy for Opioid, Clonidine Ingestion in Children

Current data about naloxone use in pediatric populations is extrapolated from adult studies.