July 15, 2022

In Dayton, Portman Leads Roundtable Discussion on Addressing Ongoing Drug Crisis in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) held a roundtable discussion with community leaders to discuss ways Congress and others can continue to address the ongoing drug crisis in Ohio and all around the United States
July 14, 2022

Rite Aid reaches opioid litigation ceasefire in $10.5 million settlement

Rite Aid settles with counties in Georgia, Ohio and North Carolina. Deal comes ahead of bellwether trials.
July 12, 2022

Educating Third-Year Students on Opioid Use Disorder, Pain Management

An Ohio State researcher discusses a new medical center education program for navigating addiction risk in pain patients.
July 12, 2022

Central sensitization complicates chronic pain treatment, opioid use disorder

Central sensitization may be an important underlying factor that complicates the treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorders, researchers wrote in PAIN Reports.
July 11, 2022

Study provides first evidence of link between opioid use disorder, chronic pain

This first-of-its-kind study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School explored one potential mechanism – central sensitization – among individuals with OUD.
July 7, 2022

Are Oncology Nurses Underutilized in Positively Affecting the Opioid Epidemic?

Gretchen McNally PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discusses the potential impact advanced practice providers and nurses could have in the opioid pandemic if the correct educational opportunities were available.
July 6, 2022

Rural women who use illegal drugs less likely to use contraception, risk dangerous pregnancies

Survey findings raise new concern about access to reproductive health care, including abortion
July 5, 2022

Bill looks to provide better access to medication combatting opioid addiction

What You Need To Know: Rep. Mike Turner announced details of the Mainstream Addiction and Treatment Act. It's a bill that would allow practitioners to prescribe Buprenorphine without a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Buprenorphine is a prescription drug that helps treat pain and addiction to opioids. The bill has been passed by the House of Representatives and waiting to be voted on by the Senate