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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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March 29, 2021

Drug Use, Overdose Deaths Increased During Pandemic

Drug Enforcement Administration officials say fentanyl remains a threat throughout Ohio and other parts of the country.
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March 29, 2021

Local Medical Community Participating in NIH Sponsored Opioid Project

The Ohio Health Physicians Group Heritage College and Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital are participating in a national study called “Healing Communities” sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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March 25, 2021

For Incarcerated Patients Battling Addiction, A New Program Offers Treatment

For as long as Dr. Carlos Menendez has been there, Family Health Services of Darke County, Ohio, has managed the withdrawal symptoms of patients entering the local jail.
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March 22, 2021

Ohio doctor sentenced to prison for role in unlawful distribution of controlled substances

An Ohio physician was sentenced to 40 months in prison this month for his role in illegally distributing controlled substances.
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