November 8, 2021

'There's just no excuse for losing a whole generation of people': Mothers, first responders stress dangers of deadly opioid epidemic in Northeast Ohio

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner is sounding the alarm after 12 people died of drug overdoses in 48 hours.
May 17, 2021

CDC: Ohio’s opioid epidemic cost $72 billion in 2017

Ohio’s opioid epidemic caused an economic loss of more than $72 billion in 2017, the second most per capita of any other state in the U.S., according to CDC research.
March 16, 2021

Opioid Epidemic Linked to Greater Number of Heart Infections in the US

Preliminary research by the American Heart Association suggests the opioid epidemic in the United States may have led to an increase in the number of strokes due to bacterial infections of the heart (infective endocarditis).
March 16, 2021

Rising Endocarditis and Neurovascular Events Linked to Opioid Epidemic

As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic nears, efforts to combat the opioid problem need to be redoubled, a researcher says.
October 15, 2020

The opioid epidemic and the remote workplace: 5 steps for employers to take action

Every year, employers in the U.S. lose about $42 billion in economic productivity, according to the National Safety Council. The Council of Economic Advisers, meanwhile, estimates that opioid addiction (including the value of lives lost) has cost the country $696 billion, or 3.4% of GDP.
July 22, 2020

Local claims sought for opioid bankruptcy filing

MEDINA — Proofs of claim tallying what the ongoing opioid epidemic has cost Medina County communities and school districts are being taken in by county Prosecutor Forrest Thompson's office.
February 13, 2020

Clyde blasts opioid settlement proposal

Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with a proposal that would award them a 30% cut of the money from a potential settlement with the drug industry over the deadly opioid epidemic. However, one Portage County commissioner blasted state officials for keeping more money than the local governments facing costs related to addiction.
January 8, 2020

Opioid overdoses followed auto plant closures, study says

Opioid overdoses deaths spiked across the U.S. where automotive plants — including the former GM assembly plant in Moraine — closed, a new study found.