Health Care Professionals

November 3, 2022

OD deaths in kids prompt Cincinnati Children's to open clinic for opioid-addicted

Key Points: People 16 to 21 with opioid-use disorder can get medication assisted treatment at this Cincinnati Children's clinic. Clinic staff is trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone, an opioid use disorder medication approved by the FDA. The clinic's opening coincides with a rise in overdose deaths, including the deaths of teenagers and young adults.
October 21, 2022
October 18, 2022

More Than 4 Million Deadly Dosages Of Fentanyl Seized In Michigan, Ohio During DEA Enforcement Surge

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Detroit Division today announced the results of an
August 18, 2022

Vance's anti-drug charity enlisted doctor echoing Big Pharma

When bestselling author JD Vance founded “Our Ohio Renewal” a day after the 2016 presidential election, he promoted the charity as a vehicle for helping solve the scourge of opioid addiction he’d lamented in his memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.”
August 15, 2022

Pain Management Physician Convicted of Unlawfully Distributing Opioids

A federal jury in the Southern District of Ohio convicted an Ohio physician on Friday for unlawfully distributing opioids from his Martin’s Ferry clinic.
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.
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.
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.