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June 10, 2020

Cuyahoga County reports near-record 66 drug overdose deaths in May, and number could rise, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- At least 66 people died in May after overdosing on heroin, fentanyl or cocaine in Cuyahoga County, and that number could rise to an all-time high for a single month once more test results are confirmed, the medical examiner’s office said.
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June 10, 2020

Ohio lawmakers introduce five bills to combat opioid crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio lawmakers are working to combat the opioid crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 8, 2020

Coronavirus can't stem central Ohio opioid abuse

The notices have been posted like clockwork, just about every week, on the Franklin County coroner's Facebook page and mentioned during the county commissioners' daily administrative briefings.
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June 4, 2020

DEA announces Operation 360 campaign to address substance abuse, prescription misuse and violent crime in central Ohio

Special Agent in Charge Keith Martin, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Detroit Field Division and Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Mauricio Jimenez, Columbus Division Office, announced central Ohio will become the 17th site where the DEA will implement its comprehensive Operation 360 initiative to address prescription misuse and violent crime.
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June 2, 2020

Cayuga County joins national Narcan marketing campaign aimed at COVID-19 challenges

Cayuga County has linked up with a national Narcan campaign to fight opioid overdose deaths taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 30, 2020

Treating an opioid epidemic during the coronavirus pandemic: University Hospitals pivots peer-support program to telehealth

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Back in March, University Hospitals was on the verge of rolling out a peer-support program at UH Parma Medical Center, where people recovering from opioid addiction could offer guidance to patients with substance use disorder. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck.
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May 29, 2020

Suits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

CLEVELAND — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.
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May 28, 2020

Pharmaceutical Retailers Face Trial in Opioid Lawsuit

Walgreens and CVS Are Some of The Pharmaceutical Retailers Under Fire
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