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May 20, 2020

Ohio eased coronavirus restrictions, and Cuyahoga County overdoses climbed, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner issued a public health alert as Cuyahoga County experienced an increase in deaths attributed to drug overdoses in the 48 hours after the Ohio government eased coronavirus restrictions.
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May 18, 2020

New designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A new synthetic opiate may be contributing to the addiction crisis, showing signs of penetrating new markets, according to those who have followed it.
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May 18, 2020

States hit hardest by the opioid crisis

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the growing opioid crisis a public health emergency. That year, there were 47,600 deaths from opioids nationwide.
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May 15, 2020

Ashtabula County participating in national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths

Ashtabula County was selected as one of 67 communities across Ohio, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York to participate in a national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.
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May 14, 2020

The pandemic is triggering opioid relapses across Appalachia

This story was produced in partnership with 100 Days in Appalachia, an independent, non-profit digital news publication incubated at the Media Innovation Center at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media.
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May 13, 2020

Opioid task force eyes strategic plan

An opioid task force formed by the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition is eying a strategic plan for tackling the county’s opioid abuse problem.
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May 13, 2020
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May 12, 2020

Best Life: Grandparents thrown into opioid crisis

Cleveland, Ohio. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The opioid epidemic continues to hit our country hard. Last year, more than 46,000 people died from overdoses, leaving thousands of children without parents.
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