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September 20, 2021

Recovery

Second Annual Recovery Walk held Saturday
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September 16, 2021

Ohio Scores $808M Opioid Settlement Outside Global Deal (1)

Imminent trial gave state leverage to make outside deal. Unlike global deal, attorneys fees are paid by firms
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September 15, 2021

Senate passes Gavarone's Relapse Reduction Act

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Senate on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 25, also known as the Relapse Reduction Act.
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September 14, 2021

Lessons from Ohio’s Big Tobacco settlement can inform opioid settlement

Ohio is poised to settle with three large national pharmaceutical distributors, and health experts say the state’s settlement with Big Tobacco provides lessons for this moment.
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September 13, 2021

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase.
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September 10, 2021

Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

A study published Thursday reveals a growing racial disparity in opioid overdose death rates. Deaths among African Americans are growing faster than among whites across the country. The study authors call for an "antiracist public health approach" to address the crisis in Black communities.
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September 10, 2021

Coroner: 2-year-old Toledo girl dies of fentanyl overdose after napping in bed

Jordynn Smith is said to be the youngest Lucas County person to have died of a fentanyl overdose during the opioid crisis, the coroner's office said.
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September 9, 2021

Commissioners recognize responders in opioid fight

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The mental health needs of area residents and the ongoing fight against opioid overdoses can feel like a “never-ending battle,” and local responders are being recognized.
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