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April 7, 2021

Pharmacies face peril without opioid settlements, Cleveland federal judge says

CVS Health Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance and other pharmacy chains face mounting pressure to settle thousands of government lawsuits over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic after a federal judge warned the companies they risk financial peril.
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April 7, 2021

Cuyahoga County saw record overdose deaths in March 2021

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson issued a public health alert after the county suffered at least 69 suspected overdose deaths in March.
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April 6, 2021

Harm Reduction Week at Ohio State Kicks Off, Brings Awareness to Drug Overdose Prevention

Harm Reduction week at Ohio State kicked off Monday with a booth on the Oval focused on brining awareness to drug overdose prevention.
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April 6, 2021

In-Depth: Northeast Ohio mother issues warning after Cuyahoga County reports surge in drug deaths

CLEVELAND — Cathy Lawley of Willoughby Hills said her life changed forever after losing her son, 31-year-old Michael Biellow to drugs on March 23, 2020.
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April 2, 2021

Opinion: Our society often punishes individuals struggling with addiction

The recent settlement announced between the state of Ohio and consulting business McKinsey & Co. for the firm's role in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic is a perfect example of how we unfairly punish Ohioans dealing with substance-use disorder while allowing the engineers of this crisis to escape with just a slap on the wrist.
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April 1, 2021

Biden Administration Releases Drug Control Policy Priorities After Deadliest Year For Overdoses

The Biden administration released its first set of drug policy priorities Thursday after overdose deaths hit record numbers during the pandemic.
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March 31, 2021

The Daily 202: Ohio Gov. DeWine hopes Biden will push China on fentanyl

Welcome to The Daily 202 newsletter! Today, we talk with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine about how the pandemic has worsened his state’s opioid crisis.
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March 30, 2021

Akron man hopes to get fentanyl declared as a weapon of mass destruction

AKRON, Ohio — It’s been 6 years since James Rauh saw his son, Tom, alive. After years of battling an opioid addiction, Tom died in 2015 when he unknowingly injected acetyl fentanyl into his body.
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