January 11, 2022

Trending in Tort Law Part II: Courts Address the Growing Use of Public Nuisance in Mass Torts

Since prescription opioids were first introduced for pain treatment in the 1990s, the number of drug overdose deaths has quadrupled, and more than a half million Americans have died from an overdose involving an opioid.
January 11, 2022

Study: Opioid Deaths Have Surged Among Older Black Men

A roughly tenfold increase in opioid deaths among adults 55 and older has been driven primarily by overdoses among Black men, according to a new study.
December 3, 2021

Cuyahoga County has eight suspected overdose deaths in one day

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner issued a public health alert Friday morning after at least eight suspected overdose deaths took place in Cuyahoga County.
November 30, 2021

How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl and drive opioid overdose deaths to a grim new high

For the past 20 years, I have been engaged in efforts to end the opioid epidemic, as a public health official, researcher and clinician.
January 1, 2022

The US opioid epidemic, edition 2021

Those responsible for the opioid-related deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans are yet to be held accountable.
December 10, 2021

Officials: Overdose deaths trending in wrong direction

Law enforcement leaders and addiction experts detail what is causing a rise in overdose deaths. They said the pandemic, isolation and trauma are some of the key contributing factors. Fentanyl is the main culprit behind overdose deaths in Ohio
December 12, 2021

Organizations call on state to use opioid settlement money

Ohio has seen a surge in overdose deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The state received a substantial amount of money after a major legal settlement with opioid manufacturers. Harm Reduction Ohio is one of the organizations following the money
December 8, 2021

Ohio drug overdose deaths jumped 26% in a year

The U.S. had more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths for the first time in a 12-month period, federal officials said. Nationally, there was an over 28% increase in drug overdose deaths in the one-year period ending April 2021 compared to April 2020. Ohio had more than a 26% jump in overdose deaths