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October 29, 2020

Opioid Crisis: Critics Say Trump Fumbled Response To Another Deadly Epidemic

When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in Manchester, N.H., a week before the 2016 election, he said the opioid crisis was destroying lives and shattering families.
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October 28, 2020

Resurgent Opioid Crisis Increases Importance of West Central Ohio Crime Task Force

It was a day like any other for Matthew Treglia and his 12-year-old daughter. While riding to school, she noticed a box sitting between them. “Daddy, what’s in the box?” she asked.
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October 26, 2020

Walmart sues U.S. over its responsibility in opioid crisis

Walmart is suing the U.S. government as a pre-emptive strike in an anticipated legal battle over the retailer's responsibility in the opioid-abuse crisis.
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October 24, 2020

Alternative Sentencing Program Helps Build Road to Recovery

What You Need To Know • Angela Thornton is recovering from heroin addiction, and graduated from the CASC program in Clermont County • The Community Alternative Sentencing Center (CASC) is a program that allows those with substance abuse disorders to be treated by behavioral health and medical specialists • The program can be sentenced by a judge solely or in combination with jail time • Over its four years of operation, CASC has helped thousands start their recovery from drug-addiction and substance abuse • Thornton is now one-year sober and is working to provide the best life possible for her two daughters
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October 22, 2020

Ohio State pharmacy student who lost brother to overdose raps about opioid epidemic

A white lab coat might seem like unusual attire for a rapper, but Torki Barayan often wears one when he lays down a track.
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October 21, 2020

Confronting Ohio’s rural opioid crisis: Jim Carroll

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Throughout Ohio and across the country, as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, another health crisis remains: drug addiction.
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October 21, 2020

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it was over, she turned off the television and climbed into the bed her 25-year-old son Jordan used to sleep in.
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October 21, 2020

Purdue Pharma Plea Offers Little Solace to Survivors of Opioid Crisis

The company, which produced OxyContin, faces penalties of $8.3 billion. But families of those addicted are skeptical of the tangible benefits.
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