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April 8, 2019

Opioid Evangelist Switches Sides in Case Alleging Pharma Abuse

A doctor who was an early evangelist for increased use of highly addictive opioids like OxyContin to treat chronic pain--and who was paid to promote the idea--has switched sides and now says drug makers helped to create a U.S. epidemic by failing to acknowledge the risks of abuse.
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April 4, 2019

How the Opioid Epidemic Became a Uniquely American Problem

Hosts of the NPR podcast Throughline wanted to look at the history of opioid use in America. What they found is it’s not a story about drugs, but about pain
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April 2, 2019

Cocaine-fentanyl mix triggers rising OD deaths among African Americans in Greater Cincinnati

The opioid crisis, once thought to be a scourge confined to whites, is taking hold among African Americans in Greater Cincinnati. 
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April 1, 2019

The family behind OxyContin looked into profiting from solving the crisis they helped cause

After its opioid painkiller helped cause the nation’s drug overdose crisis, the family behind OxyContin allegedly wanted to try a new venture: addiction treatment.
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March 28, 2019

Ohio Counties Pay The Price For Nation's Opioid Crisis

As the nation's opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties in Ohio and around the country.
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March 22, 2019

Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

The U.S. Surgeon General’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren’t nearly enough physicians who specialize in treating addiction — doctors with extensive clinical training who are board-certified in addiction medicine.
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March 12, 2019

Report: Opioid prescribing down in Ohio

The state's prescription reporting system shows the number of prescription opioids dispensed to Ohioans declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2018.
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March 8, 2019

Ohio State faculty highlight research on opioid epidemic

Drug users who buy opioids online through the “dark web” seek one particular quality in internet-market dealers – trustworthiness. That key finding from research by sociologists at The Ohio State University may provide an opening for law enforcement to help reduce illegal online drug sales.
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