COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says evidence made public over the past two weeks makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the U.S. opioid crisis. The Republican spoke Friday at a joint appearance with U.S. drug czar Jim Carroll, . . .
Ohio lawmakers defunded Planned Parenthood, taking away state funding for women’s health programs because of the organization’s link to abortions. Planned Parenthood has maintained many of those programs using private funds. [Planned Parenthood Federation of America] When Ohio lawmakers . . .
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act protest outside the Supreme Court in 2015. [Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press] When Republicans used a GOP tax bill to kill a provision in the 2010 health-care law requiring most Americans buy health insurance . . .
Cardinal Health’s National Logistics Center at 5995 Commerce Drive in Groveport is one of the biggest recipients of the tax break that’s been worth at least $4.3 billion so far. [Eric Albrecht/Dispatch] Distribution centers, including those used by drug . . .
COLUMBUS — Across Ohio the legal purchase age for tobacco and vaping products will increase to 21, up from 18, when Gov. Mike DeWine signs the state budget bill. The new restriction will apply to anyone who hasn’t turned 18 by . . .
Cincinnati paramedics respond to an overdose victim at Piatt Park in Downtown Cincinnati. The victim, 32, survived and refused to go to a hospital. (Photo: Liz Dufour/The Enquirer) Ohio will see its first drop in overdose deaths since the opioid epidemic . . .
The sun sets on Cleveland in 2016. A CVS in nearby Parma, Ohio, received more opioids than any other drugstore in Cuyahoga County. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) PARMA, Ohio — At Knuckleheads Bar & Grill, the subject on a . . .
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients and health care providers that certain Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps are being recalled due to potential cybersecurity risks and recommends that patients using these models switch their insulin pump to models . . .
COLUMBUS – A federal judge has temporarily blocked Ohio’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati granted a preliminary injunction against Senate Bill 23 on Wednesday. In a 12-page order, Barrett, who was . . .
The bipartisan legislation was introduced Tuesday, calling for similar measures in Senate version. The Ohio House introduced its own bipartisan drug sentencing bill Tuesday, which, like the Senate version that’s been under discussion for weeks, seeks less prison time for . . .
Standardized compassionate care practices are being used to help babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome in Ohio. (Chris Sternal-Johnson/Flickr) COLUMBUS, Ohio – A statewide effort to improve the care of innocent victims of Ohio’s opioid epidemic is showing positive results. . . .
Pixabay The House budget made no big moves on Medicaid or Medicaid expansion – which is a departure from the last budget, as lawmakers created restrictions and former Gov. John Kasich vetoed many of them. That may change soon, . . .
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Dave Yost joined 44 states in announcing an antitrust lawsuit against 20 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably . . .
Western countries, as well as poor ones, are demanding transparency in the cost of drugs THESE DAYS it is hard to find a government that is not struggling with the high price of medicines. In England, the government is . . .
https://www.cincinnati.com/videos/news/2019/05/16/why-more-people-cincinnati-region-dying-too-soon/3687053002/ For years, Dan Petronio’s simple goal at the nonprofit Center for Great Neighborhoods rested in luring new businesses to Covington with low costs of development. Then Petronio had an awakening. Attracting economic engines was more complicated than tax incentives or . . .
A new report says there are 550,000 more home health care workers this year than last, helping more older people stay in their own homes. (Andy Dean/Adobe Stock) COLUMBUS, Ohio – While showing improvements overall, a new report reveals . . .
1 in 7 Ohioans – including 1 in 5 kids – still struggle to meet basic needs Rates of food insecurity have slowly improved as the decade-long economic recovery has continued. Unfortunately, according to Feeding America’s newly released Map . . .
The Ohio Statehouse [Brooke LaValley/Columbus Dispatch] Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder After jettisoning a controversial Medicaid change, the Ohio House gave broad, bipartisan support to a new two-year, $68.9 billion operating budget Thursday that includes a tax cut for . . .
What a new rule in Ohio means for people getting pain meds Naloxone is a medication more prescribed now than ever before. Here’s why.< Do you or does someone you know have a pain pill prescription? Did naloxone come with the prescription? . . .
Under federal guidelines, applications for Medicaid coverage and annual renewals to maintain benefits must be processed within 45 days for non-disability requests and 90 days for disability ones. [MGN Online] Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran [Joshua A. Bickel/Dispatch] State . . .
All of this consumed plastic could have negative health effects. Every time you sit down to eat, microplastics float in the air and land on your food, invisibly becoming a part of your stir fry or pasta e fagioli. Over . . .
Nineteen Ohio counties will be focus areas as part of a national effort to address the opioid epidemic. (NIH) COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is among four states taking part in an ambitious effort to stem the tide of the . . .
Maimonides Medical Center’s Rabia Agha explains the challenges of dealing with one of the nation’s worst measles outbreaks in nearly two decades. (Video: Jon Gerberg/Photo: Sharon Pulwer/The Washington Post) The United States is on track to surpass the record number . . .
Ohio is 47th among states when it comes to public-health funding received from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new report found. In the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the state received about $207 million from the . . .
The number of Central American women who make difficult, often harrowing, journeys to the United States to flee domestic and gang violence is rising. I’m a social science researcher and a social worker who has interviewed hundreds of women . . .
The World Health Organization issued new guidelines on screen time Wednesday for infants and children under 5. (iStockphoto) The World Health Organization issued strict new guidelines Wednesday on one of the most anxiety-producing issues of 21st century family life: . . .
In July Stephanie Gaffney told The Enquirer she was in treatment for her opioid addiction and aimed to create a good life for her child. Ten days later, she died of brain damage after an opioid overdose. (Cara Owsley /The . . .
The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force announced that they have charged 60 individuals, including 53 medical professionals, with crimes related to illegal distribution of opioids and other dangerous narcotics. Albert Cesare, email@example.com Federal prosecutors charged 60 physicians and pharmacists . . .
The quality-control line at a Pennsylvania chicken plant in 2018. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) A group of doctors has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pushing for new rules to prohibit the sale of raw . . .
31 doctors charged in ‘largest’ opioid crackdown The Justice Department announced April 17 that 60 defendants, including 31 doctors, were charged in the “largest” opioid takedown across the country. (Reuters) Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday . . .
(George Frey/Reuters) John Heubusch is a novelist and the executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, Calif. We had tried everything to stop the spread of my cancer. My doctor felt it was . . .
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several other U.S. agencies . . .
Federal money to fight the opioid crisis nearly doubled in the last two years, according to a national think tank’s new report analyzing that funding. The Bipartisan Policy Center says $343 million federal dollars poured into Ohio over the . . .
This Tuesday, May 8, 2007 file photo shows the Purdue Pharma logo at their offices in Stamford, Connecticut. CLEVELAND, Ohio — The decision by one of the U.S.’s largest painkiller manufacturers to pay the state of Oklahoma $270 million . . .
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaks about his role in the DeWine administration in January. [Brooke LaValley/Dispatch] WASHINGTON — Lt. Gov. Jon Husted warned White House officials that if they want the federal courts to invalidate Obamacare they need . . .
An Obamacare sign is displayed on the storefront of an insurance agency in Hialeah, Fla., on May 11, 2017. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says if the health-reform law is ruled unconstitutional, he’ll “guarantee” new state-level rules to protect people with . . .
OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vermont. (Toby Talbot / AP) As the nation’s opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns . . .
Earlier this week, the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) officially asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety as unconstitutional. In its unexplained shift in position, the DOJ effectively . . .
Activists expressed opposition to ending religious exemptions from school vaccination requirements in Connecticut last month. (Susan Haigh/Associated Press) Measles cases have spread across the country this year, with the state of New York now facing its worst outbreak in . . .
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wants a federal appeals court to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions amid a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. (Kevin Stankiewicz/Dispatch) Despite President Donald Trump’s effort to dump Obamacare in its entirety, Ohio Attorney . . .
President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Obamacare, a day after his administration asked a federal court to strike down the entire law. Speaking in the Oval Office, he said Republicans “will be the party of great health care.” (March . . .
The D’Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, Philippines, studied a Cuvier’s beaked whale that died over the weekend and found 16 rice sacks, multiple plastic bags, nylon ropes and other waste lodged in its body. “Plastic was just bursting out of its stomach,” . . .
Ohio now has approval to create work requirements for those covered by Medicaid expansion. On Friday, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services granted Ohio Department of Medicaid’s request to require those covered through the expansion to have a . . .
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, listens as President Donald Trump outlines his plan for states to institute work requirements to get Medicaid health-coverage benefits. [AP file photo] Federal regulators Friday approved Ohio’s request . . .
CLEVELAND, OH – The Center for Community Solutions’ President and Executive Director, John Corlett, has issued the following statement in response to today’s Federal Approval of Ohio’s Medicaid Waiver. Corlett is a former Medicaid Director for the State of Ohio. “According to the State . . .
It is good to see the state of Ohio strive to help injured workers also avoid the added pain of opioid addiction. That’s the intended outcome of a decision by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to no longer cover prescriptions . . .
Ohio Senate Bill 60 would require Medicaid expansion recipients to pay for premiums on a sliding-scale basis and have to make some co-payments on medical services. (Elaine Thompson) COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new bill in the Ohio Senate would . . .
Between 2010 and 2016, opioid-related overdose deaths tripled in Ohio. (christinacorsco/Twenty20) COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the opioid crisis has touched Ohioans from all walks of life, some of the risk factors may not be random. In an attempt to . . .
A vial containing 2mg of fentanyl, which will kill a human if ingested into the body, is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va. A 2mg dose of fentanyl is fatal to 99 . . .
In 2016, The Center for Community Solutions released a report on syringe services programs (SSPs) in Ohio, which provided information on the programs that existed at that time, including those developed in response to the state’s 2015 change in regulations . . .