July 15, 2022

Governor DeWine Announces Local Government Payments from National Opioid Settlement Begin

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that the first payments of funds to local governments from the OneOhio settlement with national opioid distributors have been made electronically.
June 2, 2022

Brown Announces more than $10.2 Million in America Rescue Plan Funding to Americorps Organizations Across Ohio

Funding Will Allow Ohio Organizations to Tackle Local Challenges Impacting Their Communities
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.
May 10, 2022

Judge to decide abatement amounts in opioid pharmacy case against Walmart, CVS and Walgreens

What You Need To Know: Around 80 million prescription painkillers were dispensed in Trumbull County between 2012 and 2016. 61 million pills were dispensed in Lake County during that five-year period. Back in November, a jury in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom sided with the counties and agreed that the way the pharmacies dispensed pain medication played an outsized role in creating a public nuisance.
May 16, 2022

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program at University Hospitals Recognized with Patient Engagement Best Practice Award

Ohio Hospital Association acknowledges protocols for improving outcomes and lowering costs
May 13, 2022

Doctor innocent after murder trial permanently loses license

What You Need To Know. A jury found a former Columbus-area doctor accused of killing 14 people by ordering excessive doses of fentanyl not guilty in April. William Husel faced 14 counts of murder, which alleged he used the excessive doses on purpose to speed up the deaths of patients. He could still practice in other states
May 10, 2022

Judge to Decide How Much Pharmacies Owe Over Opioid Crisis

A hearing began Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland that will help a judge determine how much CVS, Walgreens and Walmart should pay two northeast Ohio counties to help them ease the continuing opioid crisis.
May 16, 2022

New nonprofit will decide how to spend hundreds of millions of Ohio’s opioid settlement money

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The decision of how Ohio will spend hundreds of millions of dollars – and maybe more – in opioid settlement money will be up to a new non-profit, whose board met for the first time on Monday.