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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

Methamphetamine’s prevalence increased last year in Cuyahoga County, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The prevalence of methamphetamine increased last year in Cuyahoga County, but the medical examiner's office is not seeing an increase in deaths caused by the drug, officials said. Cuyahoga County is not immune to a recent resurgence of the powerful stimulant across the nation. Law enforcement officers are seizing the drug - [...]

By | 2018-02-14T20:52:43+00:00 February 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Kernels for Life Training and Roundtable Discussion on PAX/Kernels for Life

Thu, March 1, 2018: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST Join us for a full Kernels for Life training and roundtable discussoin of PAX and Kernels for Life Implemenation. Research-based Kernels for Life is a community-based prevention program made up of research-based strategies or "kernels" for impoving behavior, performance and relationships with young people. Free [...]

By | 2018-02-12T12:15:05+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal [...]

By | 2018-02-12T11:41:49+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

OxyContin maker says it will no longer market opioid to doctors

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com In a surprise reversal, the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said Saturday that it will stop promoting opioid drugs to doctors. Manufacturer Purdue bowed to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the Connecticut-based company for helping trigger the opioid epidemic. The company's statement said it eliminated more [...]

By | 2018-02-12T11:28:02+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

West Virginia calls in National Guard to tackle opioid crisis

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com People expect to see the Army National Guard during disasters. In Huntington, W.Va., the guard has been called in to help tackle the opioid crisis — which the governor has described as a disaster. “We have to stop this terrible drug epidemic,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said. “We have [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:26:02+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ideas for our Future Conference: March 27

Please mark your calendars to join us for the fifth installment of the “Ideas” conference series focusing on the impacts of the opioid epidemic in Ohio. Ideas for Our Future will address the need to create trauma-informed communities for children impacted by the opioid epidemic. Attendees will hear from experts in the medical field on [...]

By | 2018-02-06T11:56:29+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Upcoming Event|0 Comments