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.
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.
December 3, 2021

Potentially lethal fake prescription pills being sold in Ohio, narcotics officials warn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WXIX) - The Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) is warning Ohioans of fake prescription tablets being sold in the state.
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.
October 12, 2020

The Department of Theatre uses Platform to Spread Awareness on Opioid Epidemic

Despite unprecedented challenges, Ohio State’s Department of Theatre senior graduate students are finding a way to tell the story of Ohio’s opioid epidemic.
August 27, 2020

Pharmacies again ask judge to drop Trumbull opioid suit

The suits, that also target Giant Eagle, CVS, and Rite Aid, allege that between 2000 and 2014, the pharmacies dispensed 68-million doses of opioids in Trumbull County.
July 28, 2020

Sixth Circuit Hears Challenge to Class in Massive Opioid Case

CINCINNATI (CN) — Prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors argued before a Sixth Circuit panel Tuesday that a so-called negotiation class of state and local governments created by a federal judge is unconstitutional.
July 16, 2020

Ohio doesn’t adequately track foster kids’ psychotropic and opioid drug prescriptions, report finds

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio’s foster care system does not adequately track psychotropic and opioid medication prescriptions for children in its care who have painful injuries or conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders that require such drugs, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.