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September 29, 2020

Appeals court nixes 'negotiation class' created for opioid settlement

The move is a setback for thousands of cities and counties working to streamline a global settlement.
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September 29, 2020

I lost my son to an opioid overdose. COVID-19 will only bring more deaths of despair.

Former vice president Joe Biden knows what it means to lose a loved one. And he has a plan to tackle the scourge of opioid addiction in America.
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September 25, 2020

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis Two Years After Launch Of Operation S.O.S.
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September 21, 2020

Addiction to opioids and tobacco increases risk for COVID-19, study finds

People with substance use disorder — especially involving opioids or tobacco — are at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19. What’s more, they also are more likely to develop a serious case of the virus and die, a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found.
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September 21, 2020

Local treatment facility 'busier than ever before' amidst pandemic

Health experts fear addiction and overdoses are worsening during COVID-19.
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September 21, 2020

Mercy College gets grant to support opioid-affected families

TOLEDO — Mercy College of Ohio has received a four-year grant totaling $740,998 from The Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of peer support specialists...
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September 21, 2020

Free naloxone distribution planned

The medication that reverses an opioid overdose will be distributed for free at a community event this week.
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September 20, 2020

Addicted hit harder by COVID-19, nationwide study shows; doctors urged to make 'action plans'

Story Highlights • Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 plus addiction were at 40.1% vs. 30.1% without addiction. • Deaths of those with COVID-19 and addiction were at 9.6% compared to 6.6% for those without addiction. • Types of substance use disorders studied : opioid, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine.
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