Death Rate

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January 13, 2021

Scioto County opioid death rates the highest in Ohio

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Data from the Ohio Attorney General’s office shows more Ohioans died from an opioid overdose during a three-month span last year than any time since the epidemic began.
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January 16, 2021

Opioids still a problem

For a year now, we have been placing a lot of emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic as we go about our daily lives.
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January 17, 2021

Ohio opioid overdose deaths at 10-year high start of pandemic

Ohio opioid overdose deaths surged during the second quarter of 2020, making it the deadliest three-month period since the opioid epidemic began, according to a new state study.
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December 1, 2020

Ohio residents dying younger than they did 10 years ago, report says; two Cuyahoga County areas have a 37-year difference

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The average Ohio resident is dying younger than a decade ago, likely due to factors such as the opioid epidemic, a suicide crisis, poverty and access to health care, according to a new report.
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November 24, 2020

“Diseases Of Despair” Deaths Drop Slightly But Still Higher In Appalachia Than U.S.

New research shows that deaths due to the mix of substance abuse and suicides known as “diseases of despair” declined slightly in 2018. But the mortality rates throughout the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region are still higher than the national average.
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October 16, 2020

Ohio’s hospitals are working together to end the opioid crisis

Despite losing some $3.3 billion from March 9 through July 1 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ohio’s hospitals are not only doubling down on finding solutions for caring for patients and putting an end to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re partnering to stem the continued tide of opioid overdose deaths.
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September 3, 2020

COVID-19 exacerbates an already fractured opioid addiction treatment framework: ANALYSIS

In the post-pandemic world, how can addiction treatments work?
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September 8, 2020

Ohio lawmakers pass bill aimed at combating opioid deaths

The Ohio House passed House Bill 341, legislation aimed at combating opioid deaths throughout the state.
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