February 1, 2023

Doctor gave ‘unnecessary’ opioids to patients who had sex with him, Ohio officials say

A doctor in Ohio pleaded guilty to multiple counts of illegally prescribing opioids and other controlled substances to patients for whom the drugs were “medically unnecessary,” according to prosecutors.
February 1, 2023

Ohio physician pleads guilty to illegally prescribing opiods, healthcare fraud

Jeffrey Sutton, 65, a physician who practiced in Niles, Ohio, until early 2022, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, to 31 counts of illegally prescribing patients opioids and other controlled substances, one count of illegally distributing controlled substances, and 20 counts of healthcare fraud.
February 1, 2023

Warren starts receiving opioid settlement funds

WARREN — City Law Director Enzo Cantalamessa announced the city will receive an share of the state’s opioid settlement totaling $68,072.21 from a 2021 agreement with Johnson & Johnson’s parent company, Janssen Corp.
January 28, 2023

Legalizing Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescriptions, Study Shows

Pharmacies in states with legal adult-use marijuana purchase less prescription codeine
January 26, 2023

New synthetic opioid complicates public health response to overdoses

A synthetic opioid up to 40 times more powerful than fentanyl is scrambling the public health response to the addiction crisis in a growing number of U.S. cities.
January 16, 2023

Ohio AG: Trio arrested after bulk fentanyl bust in Columbus

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant recently announced the arrests of three drug traffickers after a sizable fentanyl seizure.
January 15, 2023

Ohio’s State Opioid Stimulant Response awards grant to Montgomery County ADAMHS

DAYTON — Montgomery County ADAMHS is receiving a grant of over $800,000 from the Ohio Department of Mental and Addiction Services, according to a spokesperson.
January 15, 2023

Stark County Health Department uses mapping technology to address opioid epidemic

The Stark County Health Department has taken a new approach to addressing the opioid epidemic by using mapping software to improve its community outreach.