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January 9, 2020

In Ohio Suit, Pharmacies Say Prescribers Bear Responsibility for Opioid Crisis

Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court in Ohio.
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January 9, 2020

Healing Together: Keeping families together during the opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The amount of children in foster care is at an all-time high and it’s because of the opioid epidemic. But one program in Fairfield County is trying to change it and keep families together.
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January 9, 2020

Rural Americans Increasingly Concerned About Opioid Addiction, Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that rural Americans identified drug addiction and economic concerns as the most serious problems facing their communities.
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January 9, 2020

Pharmacy chains sue Ohio doctors over opioid crisis

Four major national drugstore chains are suing doctors in Ohio for fueling the opioid crisis by overprescribing highly addictive pain killers — as the pharmacies themselves face blame for it, according to a report Wednesday.
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January 8, 2020

Opioid overdoses followed auto plant closures, study says

Opioid overdoses deaths spiked across the U.S. where automotive plants — including the former GM assembly plant in Moraine — closed, a new study found.
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January 8, 2020

Brown's Fentanyl Sanctions Act Aims to Reduce Overdose Deaths

Senator Sherrod Brown is highlighting one of his legislative accomplishments of 2019 that he said is going to help in Ohio’s battle in the opioid crisis.
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January 8, 2020

CVS, Walgreens, And Rite Aid Sue Doctors In Latest Move In Federal Opioid Case

The drugstores allege it was the doctors who prescribed the pills who should shoulder the culpability for the opioid crisis.
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January 7, 2020

Pharmacies say prescribers bear opioid crisis responsibility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court.
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