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July 15, 2021

New data: fatal overdoses leapt 22% in Ohio last year

At least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs last year according to new government data, a nearly 22% increase over 2019 numbers.
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July 15, 2021

New data: Deadly overdoses climbed 22% in Ohio last year

The 2020 data reverses what was a promising trend of decreasing overdose rates in Ohio that began in late 2017.
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July 15, 2021

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Increased from 2014 - 2018 Among Medicaid Enrollees

Enrollees with OUD receiving medication treatment increased from 47.8% in 2014 to 57.1% in 2018
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July 14, 2021

CDC releases overdose data for 2020, nearly 30% increase in deaths

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF)- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released overdose data for 2020.
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July 14, 2021

Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, D.A.R.T. share insight on the local opioid crisis following Purdue Pharma settlement

Lt. Zakariya Reed with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department says the number of deaths grew drastically during the pandemic.
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July 8, 2021

Wright State University receives $1.45 million grant to help fight Ohio opioid use

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Wright State University has received a $1.45 million grant to analyze data from the Ohio opioid and substance abuse treatment program.
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July 7, 2021

Community Impact Coalition resumes battle against opioids

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. — For the first time since early 2020, the Community Impact Coalition in Ohio County met in person to assess where the community and the opioid epidemic stand in a post-pandemic world.
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July 1, 2021

NBC4 to air ‘What Every Family Should Know: Opioids in Ohio’

(WCMH) – NBC4 is proud to partner with Columbus RREACT (Rapid Response Emergency Addiction Crisis Team), DEA 360 and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to air the one-hour special “WHAT EVERY FAMILY SHOULD KNOW: Opioids in Ohio.”
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