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February 24, 2020

Funeral service sees impact opioid epidemic has on families first hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — People who work in funeral service see the impact the opioid epidemic has on families who have lost loved ones to overdose and drug-related deaths.
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February 24, 2020

Fund to Help Ohio Child Agencies Battered by Opioid Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s human services agency says it’s investing nearly $1 million in an emergency fund to help county children services departments battered by the opioid epidemic.
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February 23, 2020

Opioid crisis is a campaign issue again

Most people can tell it is election season by the sudden uptick in campaign advertising and, of course, all the candidate signs popping up in yards and intersections.
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February 23, 2020

Letter: Counter opioid epidemic with protection, education

The Dispatch reported on Feb. 11 that “drug overdose deaths in Franklin County are at their highest ever.” Those of us in the funeral services business see the impact of this crisis firsthand.
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February 23, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Let county boards oversee opioid settlement funds

On behalf of the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Portage Substance Abuse Community Coalition, we would like to bring the community’s attention to our concern with the manner in which the State of Ohio plans to handle and divide the opioid settlement funds.
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February 22, 2020

Butler County could get a whopping $47.5M to battle opioids. How will it be used?

BUTLER COUNTY — Butler County jurisdictions could split $47.5 million if the state of Ohio successfully settles a $1 billion lawsuit with the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid epidemic.
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February 21, 2020

Dayton doctor pleads guilty in federal opioid case

A Dayton doctor that federal authorities once called the highest prescriber of controlled substances in the state pleaded guilty Friday for illegally distributing opioids.
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February 21, 2020

D.A.R.T. program is educating seniors on the dangers of the opioid crisis

D.A.R.T. officer, Jeff Medere says seniors are prescribed opioids more than any other group.
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