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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they were on the verge of a $26 billion settlement with… Read More
FRANKFURT, Ky. (OVR) — When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released drug overdose death data last December, it warned about the impacts the ongoing pandemic has had on the addiction crisis. “The disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic has hit those with substance use disorder hard,” CDC Director Dr. Robert… Read More
LEXINGTON, Ky. (OVR) — Since 2012, the 2nd Chance Center for Addiction Treatment has served people in Lexington, Kentucky. The office sits on a busy street on the city’s north side. Similar to the heavy traffic that passes by, clients seeking treatment for substance and opioid use disorders steadily stream in and out of the… Read More
A major drug company has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic in one of the Ohio Valley’s hardest hit states. And officials there believe it’s the largest settlement against a single pharmaceutical distributor. The McKesson Corporation agreed to pay $37 million to settle a 2016 lawsuit filed by… Read More
The 35th Annual Milton Friedman Lecture at Marietta College will be delivered by Dr. Mark Schweitzer, Senior VP at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dr. Schweitzer’s talk is entitled “Opioids and the Labor Market” and will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2019 in the McDonough Auditorium on the campus of Marietta… Read More
The Athens County Prosecutor’s Office will host a Parent Support Group for parents who have experienced a child suffering from addiction. Questions may be directed to Becky Filar at (740)592-3208.