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February 14, 2020

ONU Faculty Members Publish Paper about Opioid Abuse in Rural Regions

Ohio Northern University faculty members Ross Kauffman and Keith Durkin have taken an interdisciplinary approach to the multifaceted problem of opioid abuse in the region. The resulting paper from their research, “Impact of Emotional Distress on Prescription Opioid Abuse in a Rural Juvenile Drug Court Sample,” was published in the December 2019 edition of the Ohio Journal of Public Health.
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February 13, 2020

Local governments would get millions in Ohio opioid settlement

COLUMBUS — As state and local governments get closer to uniting in a high stakes effort to settle with the opioid industry, newly revealed documents shared with the Dayton Daily News give a glimpse of how a settlement could break down.
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February 13, 2020

Clyde blasts opioid settlement proposal

Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with a proposal that would award them a 30% cut of the money from a potential settlement with the drug industry over the deadly opioid epidemic. However, one Portage County commissioner blasted state officials for keeping more money than the local governments facing costs related to addiction.
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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 13, 2020

Stark could net $20M in opioid deal

Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with a 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 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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