April 13, 2022

Drug overdose deaths in the US tick up again to another record high, according to CDC data

(CNN)The unprecedented rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States continues, reaching another record high, according to new provisional data published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 13, 2022

Doctor accused of killing 14 patients with ‘excessive’ fentanyl doses

The doctor told Christine Allison he was going to give her husband something to make him comfortable, and a nurse pulled shut the curtain around his bed in the intensive care unit.
April 12, 2022

Opioid overdose deaths among teens have skyrocketed due to fentanyl

Fentanyl was associated with 77% of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021.
April 12, 2022

Jury deliberations underway in Ohio doctor’s murder trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury on Tuesday began deliberating in the trial of an Ohio doctor charged in multiple hospital deaths, a day after a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments that regardless of how close a patient is to death, it’s illegal to speed up the process.
April 12, 2022

Capito, Manchin Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to make Naloxone Available Over the Counter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of thirty lawmakers in urging seven major manufacturers of naloxone to apply for over-the-counter (OTC) status for their naloxone products.
April 11, 2022

Fate of ex-Ohio doctor on trial in alleged fentanyl deaths to go to jury

Closing arguments followed more than five weeks of testimony in the trial of William Husel, who faces murder charges in the deaths of 14 intensive care patients.
April 7, 2022

Man charged after officers find 240 grams of fentanyl, 81 grams of meth

Officials said he had a portable laboratory in his car and possessed everything necessary to make his own tablets and then sell them to unsuspecting customers.
April 6, 2022

Governor Signs Executive Order Effectively Banning New Opioids

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today signed Executive Order 2022-05D...