Fentanyl

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April 29, 2021

DEA starts Project Wave Breaker to reduce amount of fentanyl coming in from Mexico

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched Project Wave Breaker to disrupt the flow of fentanyl into the United States.
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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 19, 2021

Overdose spike alert issued in Erie County

Erie County has experienced a spike in overdose incidents.
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April 14, 2021

Fentanyl Ban Complicates Biden’s Plan to Shift Drug Policy (1)

Civil rights groups want fentanyl-like substance ban to end A record 85,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020
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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 29, 2021

Drug Use, Overdose Deaths Increased During Pandemic

Drug Enforcement Administration officials say fentanyl remains a threat throughout Ohio and other parts of the country.
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March 30, 2021

Akron man hopes to get fentanyl declared as a weapon of mass destruction

AKRON, Ohio — It’s been 6 years since James Rauh saw his son, Tom, alive. After years of battling an opioid addiction, Tom died in 2015 when he unknowingly injected acetyl fentanyl into his body.
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March 31, 2021

The Daily 202: Ohio Gov. DeWine hopes Biden will push China on fentanyl

Welcome to The Daily 202 newsletter! Today, we talk with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine about how the pandemic has worsened his state’s opioid crisis.
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