Drugs

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October 8, 2020

Ohio Realtors Association distributing disposable medicine bags to prevent opioid abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Raiding your medicine cabinet while you're trying to sell your home is not too farfetched as you may think. That’s why the Ohio Realtors Association is coming up with a new way to fight drug abusers. It’s on a mission to prevent opioid misuse.
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September 9, 2020

N.D. Ohio Preempts Some Opioid Claims (No, Not THAT Case)

The Covid-19 lockdown period is approaching the six-month mark, from mid-March to mid-September. Throughout the spring and summer we have been reading old novels with convoluted plots and surprise endings. Today we take a look at an old case, though only from a prior decade, not a prior century.
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February 12, 2020

Ohio county may need a second morgue to handle drug overdose deaths, coroner says

Franklin County experienced 10 overdose deaths on one day.
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January 12, 2020

Gabapentin may become controlled substance in Ohio amid abuse

Gabapentin, a drug viewed as an alternative to opioids, is being abused across Ohio, experts and state officials warn. The misuse could lead the state to reclassify the drug.
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January 1, 2020

Crackdown on over-prescribing opioids drops overdose deaths

CINCINNATI — In recent years, state officials in Ohio have cracked down on how doctors prescribe opioids and other addictive substances, along with how they report prescription drug abuse. A subsequent drop in the number of overdose deaths have addiction counselors cautiously optimistic that the new measures could be helping.
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December 26, 2019

‘They’re My Safe Place’: Children of Addicted Parents, Raised by Relatives

Nearly 27,000 children in Ohio were removed from their homes last year, many because of the opioid crisis. More than a quarter were placed in the care of relatives.
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July 23, 2019

DEA data on Ohio shows how drug companies poured billions of pills into the hands of consumers.

Drug companies doled out more than 3.7 billion prescription painkillers in Ohio during a seven-year period in the years preceding an opioid epidemic that cost thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to a cleveland.com analysis of information in a government-maintained database.
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June 20, 2019

FDA proposes tighter opioid rules that would make new drugs less addictive

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to tighten the rules for opioid manufacturers by requiring new drugs to be less addictive. Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless withdrew the agency’s previous guidance Thursday, laying out a tougher new regulatory framework for evaluating applications for new opioids coming to the U.S. market.
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