Epidemic

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September 27, 2019

From the publisher: Ohio Opioid Education Alliance support critical to solving pervasive epidemic

Last June, the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, along with business, civic and community partners, announced the formation of the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance and launched a multimillion-dollar media campaign designed to engage parents and caregivers in preventing the use of opioids among our community's youth. You are likely familiar with the Denial Ohio advertising campaign.
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September 18, 2019

Who’s to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis? Massive trial may answer that question

For the families of the roughly 400,000 Americans who have died of opioid drug overdoses since 1999, a legal drama scheduled to unfold in an Ohio courtroom next month may feel like a true shot at justice.
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September 6, 2019

Feds Offer $13.2 Million To Gather Better Opioid Data In Cuyahoga County

A three-year, $13.2 million federal grant will help the Cuyahoga County Board of Health collect better data on opioid overdoses, health officials announced this week.
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August 2, 2019

Gov. DeWine: 'No Doubt' Drugmakers Caused Opioid Crisis

Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday that evidence recently made public makes clear that drug makers were responsible for the deadly opioid crisis and that they had lied about the addictiveness of their painkillers.
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July 16, 2019

76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic

America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to previously undisclosed company data released as part of the largest civil action in U.S. history.
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January 30, 2019

Doorsteps: Housing and the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

Ohio is one of the states with the highest opioid related deaths, with over 3,600 deaths in 2016 (National Institute on Drug Abuse). While drug addiction certainly affects the health of the user, opioid abuse can also have harmful impacts on families and communities.
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April 2, 2019

Cocaine-fentanyl mix triggers rising OD deaths among African Americans in Greater Cincinnati

The opioid crisis, once thought to be a scourge confined to whites, is taking hold among African Americans in Greater Cincinnati. 
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March 28, 2019

Ohio Counties Pay The Price For Nation's Opioid Crisis

As the nation's opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties in Ohio and around the country.
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