Epidemic

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September 7, 2022

Pharmacists aren't the 'doctor police': Walmart argues against growing opioid cases

As Walmart faces a tower of lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic, the retail chain said the accusations are "misguided and dangerous" because they corrode patient's trust in pharmacists and physicians.
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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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June 23, 2022

Montgomery County creates text alert system to combat opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: The Montgomery Overdose Action Team launched its OD Surge Alert on June 23. It's a text that sends live alerts about overdose surges across Montgomery County. It also provides information and tips about how to keep safe during the surge. The alert was created in response to an increase in overdose deaths in Montgomery County.
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May 11, 2022

Here's to Hoping: Adena Health Substance Abuse Program Tackles the Opioid Crisis in Rural Ohio

Key Takeaways: The health system's partnership with the community, the Hope Partnership Project, has helped them combat substance abuse disorders like opioid addiction in their community. Appalachian Ohio was the epicenter of the nation's opioid crisis. Taking steps to disprove negative stigmas associated with substance abuse disorders has made the community more receptive of the Hope Partnership Project's efforts.
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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.
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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.
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April 7, 2022

Project Dawn

Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a network of opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution programs (OENDP) coordinated by the Ohio Department of Health.
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March 16, 2022

VOICES: Opioid crisis has made Ohio a border state

In 2020, as a candidate for reelection to the State Senate, I spent a considerable amount of time walking door to door in my Cuyahoga County district.
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