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Johnson & Johnson reaches $20 million deal with Cuyahoga, Summit counties to settle opioid lawsuits weeks before trial

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Johnson & Johnson has reached a deal worth more than $20 million to settle its portions of Cuyahoga and Summit counties’ opioid lawsuits ahead of a trial set to begin later this month in a federal courtroom in Cleveland. The large New Jersey-based health-care company announced Tuesday that it will pay a [...]

By |2019-10-02T12:47:27-07:00October 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Franklin County coroner issues alert after 10 fatal overdoses in 26 hours

COLUMBUS — An Ohio county coroner has issued an alert after 10 overdose deaths were reported within 26 hours. The Franklin County Coroner's Office posted on Facebook on Sunday, calling the number of overdoses "unusually high" for that period. Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county coroner, says residents with family or friends at risk for overdoses [...]

By |2019-10-02T12:32:39-07:00October 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Weekend Retreat for Recoverees & Advocates: October 11-13

Join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Canoeing, high and low ropes courses, hiking, campfires, and lots of recovery activities. October 11 - 13, 2019 About this Event WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Those who are continuing their journey with recovery and want to be a part of a great community with professional support from a helpful, [...]

By |2019-09-20T12:31:49-07:00September 20th, 2019|Upcoming Event|Comments Off on Weekend Retreat for Recoverees & Advocates: October 11-13

‘Unfathomable’: How 1.6 million pills from a small-town doctor helped fuel the opioid crisis in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Margaret Temponeras started her medical career in a small town as a family doctor. She ended it a felon, a rogue physician who authorities say fanned Ohio’s opioid epidemic with a prescription pad. From 2006 through 2012, Temponeras ordered more than 1.6 million pills of hydrocodone and oxycodone from her offices in [...]

By |2019-09-02T21:33:28-07:00September 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on ‘Unfathomable’: How 1.6 million pills from a small-town doctor helped fuel the opioid crisis in Ohio

Six die in suspected fentanyl overdoses in 24 hours in Cuyahoga County

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Six people died of suspected fentanyl overdoes over a 24-hour period Tuesday in Cuyahoga County, the medical examiner said. The six are among at least 10 suspected fentanyl overdose deaths over the last three days, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson said in a news release. The deaths include five men [...]

By |2019-08-21T20:20:28-07:00August 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Six die in suspected fentanyl overdoses in 24 hours in Cuyahoga County

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