June 4, 2020
DEA announces Operation 360 campaign to address substance abuse, prescription misuse and violent crime in central Ohio
Special Agent in Charge Keith Martin, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Detroit Field Division and Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Mauricio Jimenez, Columbus Division Office, announced central Ohio will become the 17th site where the DEA will implement its comprehensive Operation 360 initiative to address prescription misuse and violent crime.
June 2, 2020
Cayuga County has linked up with a national Narcan campaign to fight opioid overdose deaths taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 30, 2020
Treating an opioid epidemic during the coronavirus pandemic: University Hospitals pivots peer-support program to telehealth
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Back in March, University Hospitals was on the verge of rolling out a peer-support program at UH Parma Medical Center, where people recovering from opioid addiction could offer guidance to patients with substance use disorder. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck.
May 29, 2020
CLEVELAND — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.
May 28, 2020
Another crisis that has taken many lives in the valley over recent years is headed to court. It's Trumbull county's lawsuit against retail pharmacies for the damage caused by the opioid addiction crisis.
May 27, 2020
Large pharmacy chains did little to stop opioid abuse in Northeast Ohio counties, newly-unsealed lawsuits say
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Even as more people started overdosing and dying from opioids, pharmacies in Lake and Trumbull counties continued to fill patient orders for the powerful painkillers with little regard for whether too many pills were flooding the streets, attorneys argued in court filings unsealed Wednesday.