Addiction

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March 25, 2021

For Incarcerated Patients Battling Addiction, A New Program Offers Treatment

For as long as Dr. Carlos Menendez has been there, Family Health Services of Darke County, Ohio, has managed the withdrawal symptoms of patients entering the local jail.
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April 12, 2021

Opioids hit home in Columbus; 22-year-old dies of overdose

What You Need To Know: - Maya Earnest had a fun childhood, enjoyed Marvel movies with her family - She started running away as a teenager - She began taking opioids at 20 years old - Maya passed away at 22 years old due to heart failure after overdosing on opioids
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April 20, 2021

Personal, public moves needed to end opiate surge

Though overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed 19,000 Ohioans and infected more than 1 million others over the past 15 months, a simultaneous and relentless epidemic refuses to loosen its monstrous grip on our state and nation.
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April 14, 2021

Fentanyl Ban Complicates Biden’s Plan to Shift Drug Policy (1)

Civil rights groups want fentanyl-like substance ban to end A record 85,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020
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April 7, 2021

Cuyahoga County saw record overdose deaths in March 2021

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson issued a public health alert after the county suffered at least 69 suspected overdose deaths in March.
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April 6, 2021

In-Depth: Northeast Ohio mother issues warning after Cuyahoga County reports surge in drug deaths

CLEVELAND — Cathy Lawley of Willoughby Hills said her life changed forever after losing her son, 31-year-old Michael Biellow to drugs on March 23, 2020.
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April 6, 2021

Harm Reduction Week at Ohio State Kicks Off, Brings Awareness to Drug Overdose Prevention

Harm Reduction week at Ohio State kicked off Monday with a booth on the Oval focused on brining awareness to drug overdose prevention.
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April 7, 2021

Pharmacies face peril without opioid settlements, Cleveland federal judge says

CVS Health Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance and other pharmacy chains face mounting pressure to settle thousands of government lawsuits over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic after a federal judge warned the companies they risk financial peril.
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