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Medical Examiner: 8 Overdose Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend

18 Overdose Deaths Since May 20th CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson, today issued a public health alert – the second alert in less than a week, stating that Cuyahoga County has suffered 8 suspected overdose deaths over the Memorial Day Weekend. At least 18 overdose deaths have occurred since May 20th. [...]

By |2019-05-29T14:34:46-07:00May 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Addiction & Family Empowerment Conference, May 4

Join service providers from across Northeast Ohio in the support of strengthening families on their journey with opioids and other addictions on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The conference includes: A 12-member panel identifying the obstacles a family is likely to face, Sixteen breakout sessions, Two ground breaking school programs, [...]

By |2019-04-08T20:12:25-07:00April 8th, 2019|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Q&A with Community and Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Attorney’s Office

Northeast Ohio’s New Fentanyl Epidemic Hits Black Communities the Hardest: While the opioid epidemic seems to have reached a plateau, that may just be masking a new problem. Three years ago, opioid deaths skyrocketed when dealers started cutting heroin with the often-lethal drug fentanyl. City, county, state and federal officials worked together that would develop [...]

By |2019-04-08T19:56:45-07:00April 8th, 2019|Discussion|Comments Off on Q&A with Community and Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Attorney’s Office

Deaths from cocaine and fentanyl mixtures a growing concern in Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cocaine is becoming more prevalent in Cuyahoga County’s drug overdose deaths, and officials say that’s largely because drug dealers are mixing it with the powerful opioid fentanyl. Data from the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office shows cocaine was a factor in approximately 45 percent of drug overdose deaths last year, the highest [...]

By |2019-03-27T20:49:50-07:00March 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Deaths from cocaine and fentanyl mixtures a growing concern in Northeast Ohio

Ohio county reports 18 fatal overdoses in 1 week

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The coroner for the county that includes Ohio’s capital city is warning of a spike in overdose deaths and encouraging friends and family members of addicts to obtain an overdose antidote. Dr. Anahi Ortiz of Franklin County on Wednesday reported five overdose deaths in 24 hours in greater Columbus, for a total [...]

By |2018-09-06T22:03:07-07:00September 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Recent spike in drug overdose deaths has Cuyahoga County on pace to match 2017’s record total

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A recent spike in fatal drug overdoses has Cuyahoga County officials concerned there could be as many drug-related deaths in 2018 as last year's record-setting total. Fourteen people died of drug overdoses during a recent five-day period from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said in a [...]

By |2018-08-08T23:30:43-07:00August 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

New opioid report finds evidence of pill mills and doctor shopping in Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - While Ohio has taken steps to crack down on over-prescription of  highly addictive opioids, a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found almost 50 health care providers around the state who prescribed the narcotics to at-risk Medicaid beneficiaries during a year-long period that ended in May 2017. [...]

By |2018-07-10T19:38:39-07:00July 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

I recently attended a symposium examining how medical schools can prepare future doctors to deal with the continuing opioid crisis. I joined over 90 educators from 30 medical schools at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to discuss devising a curriculum based on a successful model that Brown has created. The curriculum on [...]

By |2018-07-09T09:25:46-07:00July 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments