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August 4, 2020

City of Vermilion expected to join class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharmacy

CITY OF VERMILION, Ohio (WOIO) - The City of Vermilion is expected to join a class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.
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August 4, 2020

FDA tells doctors to discuss overdose antidote with patients

Doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers should tell their patients about a potentially life-saving medication that can reverse drug overdoses
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July 29, 2020

Commissioners Hear Update from Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

Melanie Blasko, president of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, informed Geauga County Commissioners about center’s statistics over the past year — which illustrate an overall increase in patient success — at the July 21 meeting.
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July 29, 2020

Y-Haven Provides Treatment Even During the Throes of the Pandemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Since 1993, Y-Haven, which was formed by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, has provided temporary housing and drug and alcohol treatment to adults in Cuyahoga County.
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July 29, 2020

Series topic to be ‘The Role of Mental Illness in Addiction’

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Youth Network, in partnership with the Jefferson County Family Recovery Center, will kick off a four-part online speaker series with the theme “The Role of Mental Illness in Addiction.”
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July 28, 2020

Sixth Circuit Hears Challenge to Class in Massive Opioid Case

CINCINNATI (CN) — Prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors argued before a Sixth Circuit panel Tuesday that a so-called negotiation class of state and local governments created by a federal judge is unconstitutional.
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July 28, 2020
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July 28, 2020

Judge Nixes 7% Plaintiffs Attorneys’ Fee on Opioid Settlements

A federal judge overseeing thousands of opioid lawsuits declined on Monday to grant a demand by plaintiffs attorneys for fees that could be worth billions of dollars, a request drug company defendants had said would jeopardize settlement talks.
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