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October 23, 2019

Opioid addiction study to begin work in Ohio communities

Ohio State-led coalition seeks to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 19 Ohio counties
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October 22, 2019

Ohio governor convenes talks with lawyers in opioid lawsuits

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he has convened a meeting with the state attorney general and lawyers for cities and counties involved in the national opioid litigation to discuss how millions in settlement dollars might be spent.
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October 22, 2019

Fighting Pain Without Opioids: How One Nurse In The Gambia Does It

Growing up in the Gambia in West Africa, Nabia Drammeh always knew she wanted to be a nurse. "My auntie was a nurse," she says. "I used to go to the clinic and see the way she works. I told her, 'I really want to be a nurse in the future!' So I've loved this job since when I was a child."
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October 21, 2019

Drug companies strike 11th-hour deal to avoid major opioid trial

Major drug companies reached a late-breaking settlement with two Ohio counties over their alleged role in the opioid epidemic hours before the first federal trial was set to begin today.
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October 21, 2019

Family impacted by opioid crisis wants reckoning

Four of the six defendants in a landmark federal case against opioid manufacturers and distributors negotiated a last-minute settlement. The tentative deal reportedly will cost those companies a combined $260 million, but avoids a trial that was supposed to begin in Cleveland Monday morning.
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October 21, 2019

The opioid crisis is forcing more kids into the foster system

West Union, Ohio — Four major drug companies reached a last-minute settlement Monday, avoiding the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic. The companies, McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and Teva Pharmaceutical, reached a settlement totaling $260 million with two counties in Ohio.
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October 21, 2019

State Announces New Opioid Disposal Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don't use.
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October 21, 2019

1st Federal Opioid Crisis Trial to Focus on Distribution

First federal trial on U.S. opioid crisis is to focus on how powerful prescription painkillers were distributed.
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