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.
September 21, 2022

Most people who need addiction treatment don’t get it. Yet many state laws limit access

Federal data shows most people who need treatment for opioid use disorder don’t get it.
October 14, 2022

New Industry Documents Highlight Role of Pharmacies in Driving Opioid Epidemic

Archive’s Latest Release of Litigation Records Illustrates Pharmacies’ Repeated Failure to Heed Warning Signs and Safety Guidelines
September 13, 2022

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 113% increase in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents and young people in the United States due to unintentional drug overdose, according to researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine.
September 4, 2022

The time is now to act to head off coming opioid overdose surge: editorial

As’s Gretchen Kuda Croen recently reported, modeling suggests that a tidal wave of drug overdose deaths is coming – to Ohio and the nation. And with Ohio, the seventh most populous state, ranked No. 4 in drug overdose deaths in 2020, there’s little doubt that the state and region will again be in the eye of this tragic storm.
August 18, 2022

Vance's anti-drug charity enlisted doctor echoing Big Pharma

When bestselling author JD Vance founded “Our Ohio Renewal” a day after the 2016 presidential election, he promoted the charity as a vehicle for helping solve the scourge of opioid addiction he’d lamented in his memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.”
August 15, 2022

Meth use drives overdose epidemic in rural U.S. communities

Study reveals methamphetamine use is common, contributes to the national overdose epidemic in rural America
August 10, 2022

OSU Wexner Medical Center researchers look into connection between opioids, chronic pain

Researchers with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are finding out more about the link between chronic pain and opioid use disorders.