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October 8, 2019

Ohio launches pioneering study on opioid addiction

Ohioans have been some of the hardest hit by the opioid crisis, and a new genetic study will aim to find a link that will hopefully help reduce the number of people who become addicted each year.
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October 4, 2019

What if genetic test could alert you to future addition to opioids?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A doctor faces an impossible choice every time she must decide whether to give an emergency room patient a painkiller.
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October 3, 2019

Ohio plans study on genetic markers for opioid addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio launched a $1.6 million study Thursday that aims to identify the genetic markers that separate people likely to develop opioid addiction from people somehow immune to the painkillers’ addictive properties.
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October 3, 2019

Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

Two Ohio counties have asked a court to deny their state attorney general’s request to delay a major trial over the toll of opioids.
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October 2, 2019

In Opioid Settlement, Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay Ohio Counties $20 Million

Johnson & Johnson and two Ohio counties have reached a tentative $20.4 million settlement that removes the corporation from the first federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, scheduled to begin later this month.
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October 1, 2019

Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio lawsuits to avoid federal trial

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it will pay $20.4 million to settle claims by two Ohio counties, allowing the U.S. healthcare giant to avoid an upcoming federal trial seeking to hold the industry responsible for the nation’s opioid epidemic.
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October 1, 2019

The true costs of opioid abuse in the workplace — and what Ohio businesses are doing to help

The opioid crisis is, first and foremost, a human tragedy—lives lost, families torn apart and communities broken. In Ohio alone, there were nearly 4,300 opioid overdose deaths in 2017.
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October 1, 2019

Ohio's Move to Halt Opioid Trial 'Untimely in the Extreme,' Judge Says

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who is overseeing the first federal opioid trial on Oct. 21, also wrote on Tuesday that the Ohio AG's petition before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was based on a "faulty premise."
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