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Pain in the Nation Update: Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Reach the Highest Level Ever Recorded

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By | 2018-03-22T17:05:34+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Discussion|0 Comments

Cleveland becomes first Jewish community in the country to break silence on deadly opioid addiction

CLEVELAND - Cleveland is now the first Jewish community in the country to break the silence around opioid misuse and addiction within the Jewish community. Out of the roughly 820 overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County in 2017, the Jewish Federation believes at least 50 of those people were from the Jewish community. Over this Shabbat [...]

By | 2018-03-19T18:41:02+00:00 March 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

TIME Special Report: The Opioid Diaries

Photographer James Nachtwey traveled across America to capture the devastating toll of opioid addiction. The opioid crisis is the worst addiction epidemic in American history. Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has fallen for two years in a row. But there is a key part of the [...]

By | 2018-03-18T18:57:07+00:00 March 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cleveland ER doctors witnessed spike in opioid overdoses as CDC finds Ohio ER visits surged 28 percent

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland emergency room doctors saw a surge of patients suffering from suspected opioid overdoses in 2017, in a trend the Centers for Disease Control says suggests overdoses are on the rise in Ohio and in major metropolitan areas. The CDC study released last week found that the number of Ohio emergency department visits for [...]

By | 2018-03-14T15:40:50+00:00 March 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Coordinating Clinical and Public Health Responses to Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments

Join the 20th US Surgeon General, Acting CDC Director, a CDC subject matter expert, and other clinical and public health professionals for a webinar discussing new data and coordinated efforts by clinicians, public health government, and communities to respond to increasing opioid overdose emergency department visits. This combined webinar joins these two audiences together to provide [...]

By | 2018-03-12T14:46:43+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Opioid overdoses spiked 28 percent in Ohio last year, CDC says

WASHINGTON - Emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses spiked 30 percent nationwide from July 2016 through September 2017 with the most severe problems experienced in the Midwest, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday. The report compiled from emergency departments in 45 states found overdoses rose 109 percent in [...]

By | 2018-03-06T20:36:49+00:00 March 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. And, at least up until recently, if that isn't effective, the second line of attack has been the big guns. "Percocet or Vicodin," says Dr. Peter Bakes, an [...]

By | 2018-03-05T11:56:29+00:00 March 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Attorney General DeWine Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Distributors for Distribution Practices which Fueled Opioid Diversion

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit against four major prescription opioid distributors in Madison County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit alleges that the drug companies engaged in unsafe distribution practices that ignored their responsibility under law to provide effective controls against opioid diversion. "We believe the evidence will show that [...]

By | 2018-02-26T15:59:47+00:00 February 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Counterfeit Xanax laced with deadly fentanyl becoming popular party drug

LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) - A FOX 11 investigation is taking you into the world of “xans” and “bars”, counterfeit Xanax pills taken by young adults which could be laced with the extremely deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. “Imagine three to five grains of table salt, that’s the potential fatal dose for an adult,” said [...]

By | 2018-02-18T20:13:17+00:00 February 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments