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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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June 26, 2021

Mahajan Therapeutics, Harm Reduction Ohio, work to combat drug OD's by handing out Narcan

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) -- The number of deaths due to drug overdoses are increasing year by year, with over 81,000 people dying in the united states over the 12 months ending in May 2020, and over 4,000 people in Ohio losing their lives.
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June 25, 2021

Overdose deaths up in Lorain County compared to 2020

LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain County Public Health announced Friday that opioid overdose deaths from January to April 2021 are up 20% compared to the same timeframe in 2020.
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June 24, 2021

MetroHealth teaming up with local non-profit to install 'NaloxBoxes' to reduce fatal overdoses

The two organizations hope to install up to 100 boxes across the county.
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June 24, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: The rising threat of fentanyl in Montgomery County

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF)--There’s an alarming new push to distribute Narcan throughout the Greater Dayton Area.
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