May 11, 2022

U.S. marks first National Fentanyl Awareness Day after uptick in opioid-related deaths

What You Need To Know. Ohio is among the worst in the nation for opioid overdoses. In 2019, Ohio documented 4,251 overdose deaths with 76% of them involving fentanyl. That number jumped in 2020 to 5,204, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
May 11, 2022

Here's to Hoping: Adena Health Substance Abuse Program Tackles the Opioid Crisis in Rural Ohio

Key Takeaways: The health system's partnership with the community, the Hope Partnership Project, has helped them combat substance abuse disorders like opioid addiction in their community. Appalachian Ohio was the epicenter of the nation's opioid crisis. Taking steps to disprove negative stigmas associated with substance abuse disorders has made the community more receptive of the Hope Partnership Project's efforts.
May 10, 2022

Judge to Decide How Much Pharmacies Owe Over Opioid Crisis

A hearing began Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland that will help a judge determine how much CVS, Walgreens and Walmart should pay two northeast Ohio counties to help them ease the continuing opioid crisis.
May 10, 2022

Judge to decide abatement amounts in opioid pharmacy case against Walmart, CVS and Walgreens

What You Need To Know: Around 80 million prescription painkillers were dispensed in Trumbull County between 2012 and 2016. 61 million pills were dispensed in Lake County during that five-year period. Back in November, a jury in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom sided with the counties and agreed that the way the pharmacies dispensed pain medication played an outsized role in creating a public nuisance.
May 10, 2022

Ohio judge hears if pharmacy chains should pay for driving opioid crisis

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Were found to recklessly dispense narcotic painkillers in two Ohio counties, fueling a drug epidemic
May 9, 2022

Ohio State Warns of Fake Adderall Pills After Two Students Die

MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Ohio State University is warning students to be wary of fake Adderall pills after two students died last week.
May 7, 2022

Officials Warn of Fake Adderall Pills After Two College Students Die

Officials said the fake pills could contain fentanyl. Two Ohio State University students died this week in what the police said were apparent overdoses.
May 6, 2022

Ohio State campus warns of fake Adderall pills after two students die

Key points. A second Ohio State University student died from an apparent drug overdose. The students have not been identified. OSU President Kristina Johnson is warning students about the dangers of contaminated drugs.