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November 12, 2020

Opioid overdose rates increasing among Latino community

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — As Franklin County and the rest of Ohio continue to experience an uptick in the number of drug overdose deaths, one thing is for certain – no community is immune to the illness of addiction.
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November 11, 2020

Calls to city 311 lines can predict opioid overdose hotspots

Problems like broken streetlights can be indicators, study finds
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November 10, 2020

Feds: 700 grams of fentanyl mailed to Boardman home

Agents say the package originally contained more than one-and-a-half pounds of a potent opioid linked to overdose deaths.
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November 6, 2020

Ohio backs $26 billion plan to settle nationwide opioid lawsuits with major drug companies

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies are prepared to pay $26 billion to settle lawsuits with communities and states across the country over the devastation brought on by prescription painkillers.
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November 5, 2020

Opioid crisis reaches critical level in Black community

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In this week’s The Next 400, Damon Maloney takes a deeper dive into the opioid crisis and how it’s affecting the Black community.
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November 5, 2020

Central Ohio treatment center shifts to caring for adults battling addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Central Ohio is seeing an increase in overdose and overdose-related deaths and experts believe the pandemic is playing a role in the deadly trend.
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November 5, 2020

Sixth Circuit Rejects Certification of Novel “Negotiation Class” in Multidistrict Opioid Litigation

On September 24, 2020, the Sixth Circuit reversed the Northern District of Ohio’s certification of a “negotiation class” in a nationwide prescription opioid MDL, concluding the text of Rule 23 does not permit certification of a class for negotiation purposes, as opposed to litigation or settlement.
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October 31, 2020

COVID-19 postpones next phase of Summit County federal opioid trial

The COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the next phase of a federal trial involving Summit and Cuyahoga counties that focuses on the pharmacy industry's role in the opioid epidemic.
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