Fentanyl is something first responders can run into any day and they're seeing it more often. We've seen a few cases lately of first responders in Northeast Ohio coming into contact with fentanyl and getting sick or even overdosing.
The tentative deal, details of which were to be announced later Monday, settles claims by state and local governments against distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKessen and the manufacturer Teva.
Millions of Americans abuse controlled prescription drugs. A 2015 government survey found that a majority of the abused prescriptions were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said medications that are expired or no longer needed should be disposed of as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine. The ...
A group of people who have been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic are rallied in front of downtown Cleveland's courthouse to demand more money from opioid manufacturers to prevent further drug abuse tragedies.
A national nonprofit dedicated to helping those battling opioid addiction and their families has unveiled a new resource--a website they're calling ARC. It's short for Addiction Resource Center. The site, which was developed by the Addiction Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., went live last week.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Columbiana County Drug Task Force in East Liverpool announce details of a 756-count indictment filed Tuesday against 100 people in connection with a large-scale fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, and cocaine trafficking ring.