August 2, 2022
New book chronicles how America's opioid industry operated like a drug cartel
TERRY GROSS, HOST:This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The new book "American Cartel" is about the opioid industry, the manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies behind the opioid epidemic. It's also about their lobbyists and lawyers, many of whom had close ties to members of Congress and high-ranking officials inside the Justice Department.
November 24, 2021
Ohio federal jury finds that big retail pharmacies perpetuated the opioid crisis
A federal jury in Cleveland, Ohio, found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies contributed to the opioid crisis, the first decision of its kind.
October 4, 2021
Pharmacy chains in Ohio will face trial over their role in the opioid crisis
The nation's biggest name-brand pharmacy chains face a high-profile civil trial beginning Monday in Ohio over their role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.
January 12, 2021
Addiction Recovery Providers Call On Biden To Address Opioid Crisis
Two health crises will confront President-elect Joe Biden when the Democrat takes office on Jan. 20: the coronavirus pandemic and the opioid epidemic.
June 16, 2020
Cuyahoga County Opioid Deaths Rising; COVID-19 Keeping Patients From Seeking Care
The coronavirus pandemic is not the only public health threat facing Ohio.
March 4, 2020
Behind the Story: Healing the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis
This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about the early childhood education workforce.
February 29, 2020
Ohio Makes Plans To Allocate Eventual Opioid Settlement
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on how Ohio will decide to divide funds from a major federal case against opioid manufacturers.
February 6, 2020
Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction
What can you do if you're a teacher, a neighbor, a churchgoer, a coach ... and you suspect a child is being impacted by a parent's addiction? Maybe you're thinking, "I'd love to help but it's not my business." Or "I want to reach out but I don't know much about addiction."