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  • Ohio governor: 'No doubt' drugmakers caused opioid crisis

    Ohio governor: 'No doubt' drugmakers caused opioid crisis

    Friday, August 2 2019 4:35 PM EDT2019-08-02 20:35:48 GMT

    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says evidence made public over the past two weeks makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the U.S. opioid crisis.

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    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says evidence made public over the past two weeks makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the U.S. opioid crisis.

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  • Ohio drug monitoring system reaches record use

    Ohio drug monitoring system reaches record use

    Friday, August 2 2019 3:40 PM EDT2019-08-02 19:40:20 GMT

    Use of the Ohio system used to monitor the number of prescriptions of controlled medications is reported to have reached record levels.  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Steven Schierholt and U.S. Drug Czar Jim Carroll, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) success Friday. OARRS is operated by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy and allows doct...

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    Use of the Ohio system used to monitor the number of prescriptions of controlled medications is reported to have reached record levels.  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Steven Schierholt and U.S. Drug Czar Jim Carroll, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) success Friday. OARRS is operated by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy and allows doct...

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  • Overdose deaths down across Pennsylvania

    Overdose deaths down across Pennsylvania

    Thursday, August 1 2019 7:53 PM EDT2019-08-01 23:53:16 GMT

    A significant milestone for Pennsylvania as new numbers show a decrease in opioid drug overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018.

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    A significant milestone for Pennsylvania as new numbers show a decrease in opioid drug overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018.

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  • The Washington Post recently released data they had fought for the right to obtain

    DEA data details prescription opioid sales in the Valley

    DEA data details prescription opioid sales in the Valley

    Saturday, July 27 2019 1:17 PM EDT2019-07-27 17:17:49 GMT

    A large amount of data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's monitoring system has come to light this week during the midst of several legal proceedings against pharmaceutical manufacturers. 

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    A large amount of data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's monitoring system has come to light this week during the midst of several legal proceedings against pharmaceutical manufacturers. 

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  • Authorities: Pharmaceutical distributor indicted for opioids

    Authorities: Pharmaceutical distributor indicted for opioids

    Thursday, July 18 2019 12:35 PM EDT2019-07-18 16:35:46 GMT

    Federal authorities say a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor and others have been charged in Ohio with conspiring to distribute millions of painkiller pills.

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    Federal authorities say a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor and others have been charged in Ohio with conspiring to distribute millions of painkiller pills.

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  • Rural Ohio county shows the impact of opioid influx

    Rural Ohio county shows the impact of opioid influx

    Thursday, July 18 2019 12:25 PM EDT2019-07-18 16:25:41 GMT

    Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian (ap-ah-LA'-chihn) region.

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    Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian (ap-ah-LA'-chihn) region.

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  • Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

    Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

    Tuesday, July 16 2019 1:38 PM EDT2019-07-16 17:38:33 GMT

    The federal judge overseeing more than 1,500 lawsuits filed by city and county governments against manufacturers, distributors and retailers over the opioid crisis has ordered the public release of data showing...

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    The federal judge overseeing more than 1,500 lawsuits filed by city and county governments against manufacturers, distributors and retailers over the opioid crisis has ordered the public release of data showing where...

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