November 17, 2022

OHIO researcher receives more than $1 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., a researcher in Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE), was awarded over $1 million by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for two separate studies that are aimed at helping provide resources to combat the opioid epidemic.
October 21, 2022
September 7, 2022

Insurer Not Obligated to Defend Opioid Distributor Against Underlying Government Lawsuits

Lawsuits brought by governmental bodies against a prescription opioid distributor seeking damages merely related to opioid-related addiction and overdoses do not invoke an insurer’s duty to defend, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.
August 29, 2022

Prosecutors drop opioid charges against former drug distributor, officer

Ex-compliance officer James Barclay says he was "scapegoat" for DEA failure. Barclay had pleaded guilty in deal that avoided jail time.
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.
June 13, 2022

The other side of addiction: Montgomery County woman helps others overcome addiction

What You Need To Know: Pain medication presciptions, Fentanyl and lack of mental health services to blame. Kristen LaCaze began experimenting with prescription opioids amid her depression, finding herself addicted at 18. She eventually got sober, thanks in part to mental health services and Suboxone. Now, LaCaze works as a peer counselor, helping others down the same path she knows so well.
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
October 13, 2021

OxyContin created the opioid crisis, but stigma and prohibition have fueled it

The highly contentious Purdue Pharma settlement announced Sept. 1, 2021, comes at a pivotal time for the U.S. overdose crisis: 2020 was the worst year on record, with over 93,000 Americans losing their lives to fatal drug overdose.