Cocaine

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May 2, 2021

Americans can take steps to fight fentanyl, which is involved in 76% of overdose deaths

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another public health crisis taking a toll on American families: overdose deaths from the synthetic drug fentanyl, an often-deadly opioid derivative.
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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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March 19, 2021

Ludlow toddler's fentanyl death a tragic reminder of widespread opioid epidemic

Newtown Chief: Fentanyl now as prevalent as meth, cocaine
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December 29, 2020

Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Spike During Pandemic

OHIO — The state documented a high number of drug overdose deaths in the first half of 2020, outpacing 2019 by nearly 20%. That's according to a new report from Harm Reduction Ohio, a Granville-based nonprofit which consists of a group of epidemiologists and other health professionals.
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November 19, 2020

Opioids and the pandemic: In the midst of isolation, there is hope

Ohio is on track to have more overdose deaths in 2020 than in 2019. Local courts and organizations are working to help people recover without penalty.
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October 12, 2020

University of Cincinnati researcher examines genetic role in addiction

Study is among the first to examine methods of preventing opioid use disorder
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September 25, 2020

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis

Concord; U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray Announces Results In Fight Against The Opioid Crisis Two Years After Launch Of Operation S.O.S.
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September 20, 2020

Addicted hit harder by COVID-19, nationwide study shows; doctors urged to make 'action plans'

Story Highlights • Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 plus addiction were at 40.1% vs. 30.1% without addiction. • Deaths of those with COVID-19 and addiction were at 9.6% compared to 6.6% for those without addiction. • Types of substance use disorders studied : opioid, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine.
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