Addiction

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August 4, 2022

Former Mahoning County Physician Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Illegally Prescribing Controlled Substances and Causing the Deaths of Two Patients

CLEVELAND - Martin Escobar, 58, a former Mahoning County physician, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent after he previously pleaded guilty to 54 counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances—including two counts of distributing controlled substances that caused the deaths of two patients and one count of distributing a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21—and 31 counts of health care fraud.
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August 10, 2022

OSU Wexner Medical Center researchers look into connection between opioids, chronic pain

Researchers with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are finding out more about the link between chronic pain and opioid use disorders.
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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.
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August 7, 2022

Once feared, illicit fentanyl is now a drug of choice for many opioid users

People with opioid-use disorder are increasingly seeking out illicit fentanyl, often smoking it.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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