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New Suits Filed Over Pain Meds Given to Near-Death Patients in Ohio

An Ohio man said on Jan. 16 he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife’s hospital death last year was caused by a doctor’s order for a fatal dose of pain medication. David Austin said he called an …

Ohio Hospital: Doc Gave Excessive Pain Meds to Near-Death Patients, Suit Filed

An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being …

Massachusetts Bans Opioids from Courtrooms Over Exposure Fears

Massachusetts is banning some powerful opioids from courtrooms, because state court officials are worried people could be sickened by the drugs. The new policy was outlined in a memo to Massachusetts trial court officials on Tuesday. It goes into effect …

Opioid Epidemic Plagues Workers’ Comp

Editor’s Note: This is part of a team report on opioid use by injured workers. For stories focused on particular regions click on the respective links below. The national “epidemic” of opioid usage has garnered a great deal of public …

Georgia Man Sentenced in Crash Blamed on Prescription Drug

A Georgia man will serve 15 years in prison after being convicted of DUI and homicide by vehicle. A Pierce County jury has convicted 37-year-old Clinton Deloach Jr. of Patterson of being under the influence of prescription drugs in the …