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February 13, 2020

One Million Dollar Opioid Grant

Scott Sylak, Executive Director, Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, "What were seeing is a tremendous growth in the number of opioid related deaths in minority communities.
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February 12, 2020

Local governments in Ohio seeking unity in opioid litigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Dozens of Ohio local government leaders gathered privately in Columbus Tuesday to discuss how to divide millions of dollars from a prospective opioid settlement, potentially positioning them to enter settlement talks with drugmakers as a united front.
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February 12, 2020

Ohio county may need a second morgue to handle drug overdose deaths, coroner says

Franklin County experienced 10 overdose deaths on one day.
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February 12, 2020

Hamilton County And Ohio Officials Present United Front To Get Opioid Money

In what could be the nation's first show of unity in the opioid settlement arena, the state of Ohio and its local governments are close to an agreement on how to divvy up the money when it comes.
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February 12, 2020

Wooster could get nearly $7 million from possible opioid settlement

COLUMBUS — Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with an “all-Ohio” proposal that would award them a 30% cut of the money from a potential multi-billion dollar settlement with the drug industry over the deadly opioid epidemic.
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February 11, 2020

Deal in the works for Ohio to settle massive opioid lawsuit

COLUMBUS — State and local government leaders are nearing a deal on a potential massive settlement against drug makers, who have been accused of fueling the opioid addiction crisis that has plagued Ohio for more than a decade, sources said.
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February 11, 2020

Children Services agencies facing duel crisis of burnout, opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Bret Crow describes them as stories that will leave you shaking your head.
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February 10, 2020

New tool shows fewer overdose victims at Ohio ERs

The state is now making suspected overdose emergency department visit data publicly available, giving a more timely and detailed look at the opioid overdose crisis than the current death certificate data available.
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