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July 16, 2020

Ohio doesn’t adequately track foster kids’ psychotropic and opioid drug prescriptions, report finds

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio’s foster care system does not adequately track psychotropic and opioid medication prescriptions for children in its care who have painful injuries or conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders that require such drugs, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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July 16, 2020

Ohio FD medics revive overdosing puppy

A woman rushed the 12-week-old puppy to the fire station where medics administered naloxone using a pediatric nebulizer mask
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July 16, 2020

Why are overdose deaths surging amid COVID-19?

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, opioid overdose deaths are surging nationwide.
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July 15, 2020

In Shadow of Pandemic, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Resurge to Record

Drug deaths in America, which fell for the first time in 25 years in 2018, rose to record numbers in 2019 and are continuing to climb, a resurgence that is being complicated and perhaps worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.
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July 15, 2020

The opioid crisis in America: Vulnerable groups, law enforcement, and international supply

As the United States and the world reel from COVID-19, another epidemic, opioid addiction, continues to ravage the U.S.
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July 13, 2020

Overdose Incidents Rose Sharply Around Ohio Valley During Pandemic

Emergency response data from across the Ohio Valley show sharp increases in suspected drug overdoses since March, when health measures including school and business closures and stay-at-home orders increased social isolation.
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July 10, 2020

Opioid distributors are asked to boost offer to end litigation

States are pushing drug distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. to add $2.3 billion to their $19.2 billion proposal to resolve government lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic.
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July 8, 2020

Signs of illegal drug use surge in Ohio as ‘collateral damage’ from pandemic

The Millennium Health report released Wednesday tracked illicit drug use trends by evaluating more than 500,000 urine drug tests.
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