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...