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October 15, 2020

The opioid epidemic and the remote workplace: 5 steps for employers to take action

Every year, employers in the U.S. lose about $42 billion in economic productivity, according to the National Safety Council. The Council of Economic Advisers, meanwhile, estimates that opioid addiction (including the value of lives lost) has cost the country $696 billion, or 3.4% of GDP.
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July 22, 2020

Local claims sought for opioid bankruptcy filing

MEDINA — Proofs of claim tallying what the ongoing opioid epidemic has cost Medina County communities and school districts are being taken in by county Prosecutor Forrest Thompson's office.
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February 13, 2020

Clyde blasts opioid settlement proposal

Many of Ohio’s local governments appear satisfied with a proposal that would award them a 30% cut of the money from a potential settlement with the drug industry over the deadly opioid epidemic. However, one Portage County commissioner blasted state officials for keeping more money than the local governments facing costs related to addiction.
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January 8, 2020

Opioid overdoses followed auto plant closures, study says

Opioid overdoses deaths spiked across the U.S. where automotive plants — including the former GM assembly plant in Moraine — closed, a new study found.
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December 9, 2019

UT economic impact report says each opioid overdose death costs over $8 million

TOLEDO, Ohio — A new study by The University of Toledo (UT) is showing the local economic impact of the opioid epidemic.
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December 15, 2019

Covering the opioid epidemic: Despair, bravery, helplessness, iron will and too much death

CINCINNATI – They were hiding. Even when they were in recovery from addiction, they were afraid to tell their stories.
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December 2, 2019

The Class of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything’

The high school yearbook is a staple of teenage life. But for some, it reflects the devastating toll of the opioid crisis.
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November 29, 2019
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