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August 19, 2020

A gun will kill one out of every 108 people in the U.S., one in 66 by drug overdose, Cleveland physician’s study says

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A gun will kill one out of every 108 people in the U.S., and one in 66 will die of a drug overdose if current death rates hold throughout a lifetime, a Cleveland researcher found in a new study.
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August 19, 2020

With Billions at Stake, States Plan Dividing Purdue Opioid Money

Billions from the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy could fund wider use of opioid overdose treatments, programs for babies born addicted, and support programs for mothers and people in jail, according to a draft proposal obtained by Bloomberg Law.
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August 19, 2020

Mercy College of Ohio awarded over $740K to enhance treatment for substance abuse

TOLEDO, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing a boost to Mercy College of Ohio to help promote recovery.
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August 18, 2020

Meth, fentanyl-tainted cocaine surge in Clermont County, following SW Ohio trends

Clermont County officials are reporting an influx in illegal drugs and an uptick in overdoses since the novel coronavirus pandemic settled in the region.
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August 18, 2020

Free substance abuse professional training available to Ashtabula County residents

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and the Ashtabula County Substance Abuse Leadership Team in collaboration with Community Counseling Center, Glenbeigh, Lake Area Recovery Center and Signature Health will launch a free training academy, beginning Sept. 1.
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August 18, 2020

Brunswick School District enters Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case

BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- The Brunswick Board of Education on Monday (Aug. 17) authorized the school district’s participation in a bankruptcy filing by Purdue Pharma, makers of the opioid drug OxyContin.
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August 18, 2020

Student-Run Nonprofit Creates App to Prevent Opioid Overdoses

A group of nine Ohio State students is working to create an app to save lives from the opioid epidemic by identifying and notifying users of drug batches that have been contaminated with highly lethal chemicals in the Columbus area.
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August 14, 2020

Ohio’s lawsuit against drug distributors over opioid crisis set to go before a judge and jury this October

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio is expected to take major drug distributors to trial in October, seeking to hold them responsible for the devastation of the opioid crisis throughout the state.
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