April 16, 2022

CHSP’s Division of Physical Therapy hosting health-focused seminars April 21 and 22

Ohio University’s Division of Physical Therapy, part of the College of Health Sciences and Professions, will be hosting Amee L. Seitz, PT, PhD, DPT, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, on April 21 and 22.
April 14, 2022

Jury deliberates again today in murder case of doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying

(CNN)A jury deliberating the legal fate of an Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing the powerful opioid fentanyl to patients near death will continue its work for a third day on Thursday.
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

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 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 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.