County seeks damages for opioid epidemic

County seeks damages for opioid epidemic

Whatcom County ‘greatly impacted’ by prescription drug abuse WHATCOM — The county is suing the largest manufacturers of prescription opioids in the country. A federal lawsuit, filed on June 27 by the county Prosecutor’s Office, asks for damages from pharmaceutical...
Report: Ohio opioid epidemic stretches Medicaid thin

Report: Ohio opioid epidemic stretches Medicaid thin

COLUMBUS, Ohio -The state auditor says Ohio’s health safety net provided by Medicaid is being stretched thin because of the opioid epidemic. A new report from the Ohio Auditor’s Office shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related...
Opioid abuse on the job

Opioid abuse on the job

The most recent stats show the number of people dying from overdoses on the job has increased by 32% in one year. Opioid abuse in the US is staggering. One place you may not think of it being a problem is at work, but the most recent stats show the number of people...