January 17, 2022

Ohio doctors, pharmacists cut back on the dispensing of prescription opioids in 2021, continuing a yearslong trend

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio doctors and pharmacists cut back the number of prescription opioids they dispensed last year, a move that continues a large-scale drop in the number of painkillers doled out across the state.
November 29, 2021

Consequences to opioid epidemic

As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics and pharmacies, residents across Appalachia and the Rust Belt cried out for justice.
October 26, 2021

‘Like we were hit by a tsunami’: Trumbull County official testifies in opioid trial how scourge struck her community

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Trumbull County’s top drug prevention official took the stand Tuesday in the nation’s first trial focused on pharmacies’ role in the opioid crisis and said the scourge that has devastated her community could get worse this year.
November 17, 2021

Ohio overdose deaths surpass 5,000 in 12-month span

Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and drugs laced with a potent opioid pushed overdose deaths to new heights, public health officials say.
October 21, 2021
12:00–1 p.m.
American Dental Association

Webinar: Dentists can play a role in blunting opioid epidemic

Opioids, Dentistry and Addiction: The Dentist’s Role in Treating Pain scheduled for Oct. 21
July 21, 2021

Port Clinton doctor found guilty on 101 charges of distribution of opioids, healthcare fraud

Bauer will face sentencing for the conviction at a later date.
July 22, 2021

Ohio doctor convicted of overprescribing painkillers, fraud

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted Dr. William Bauer of Port Clinton on charges of distributing controlled substances to 14 patients and healthcare fraud.
May 4, 2021

Shift to opioid alternatives raises concerns

The use of opioids for pain management in workers compensation continues to decline, replaced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and dermatological agents.