Seven Days of Heroin

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week in this extraordinary time. It’s a little after sunrise on the first day of another week, and Cincinnati is waking up again with a heroin problem. So is Covington. And Middletown. And Norwood. And Hamilton. And West Chester
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Study: Medical marijuana prevents opioid ODs

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A recent study says states with medical marijuana programs have fewer overdose deaths from opioids compared to states without such programs. The study published last month in the peer-reviewed Journal of Health Economics also found that states with medical marijuana programs see fewer prescriptions written for opioids
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As the opioid epidemic rages, the fight against addiction moves to an Ohio courtroom

Saturday, April 7, 2018

MCARTHUR, Ohio — The opioid epidemic has affected nearly every aspect of life in Vinton County. Teachers buy shoes for students whose addicted parents send them to school in footwear held together with tape. Overdose deaths have surged. Foster care is overwhelmed. The jail is bursting at the seams. The expenses related to caring for the children of
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Man to serve life in prison for selling heroin that killed man

Thursday, March 29, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A Kalamazoo man will spend the rest of his life in prison for selling heroin that led to a Portage man's death. Steven Craig Whyte, 29, was convicted Wednesday, March 28, by a federal jury of five crimes, including distribution of heroin resulting in death, conspiring to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of
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City of Kent to sue opioid companies for deceptive practices

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Kent City Council unanimously agreed to join hundreds of other cities across the nation to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors for deceptive marketing practices. The council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to authorize Mayor Dana Ralph to hire the Seattle law firm of Keller Rohrback on a contingency fee basis to file the lawsuit. Council members
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CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make

Monday, March 12, 2018

(CNN)As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes. In 2014 and 2015, opioid manufacturers paid
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