Medication

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October 19, 2020

NIH study tests a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities.

National Institutes of Health and other federal leaders outlined their vision for a groundbreaking study that will aim to address gaps in reaching communities most heavily affected by the opioid epidemic with proven, evidence-based interventions for opioid use disorder (OUD).
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August 24, 2020

Summit County provides overdose medications to Western Reserve Hospital as part of opioid lawsuit settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals

AKRON, Ohio – Summit County announced Monday it has supplied Western Reserve Hospital with the first of three shipments of medications used to treat overdoses received from Endo Pharmaceuticals as part of the company’s settlement with the county in a federal opioid lawsuit.
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March 20, 2020

Ohio OKs take-home methadone under strict new guidelines due to COVID-19 pandemic

Many people with opioid addiction go to a clinic daily or in assigned intervals to get life-saving medication that curbs their cravings for drugs such as fentanyl or heroin.
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February 18, 2020

Only Half Of Ohio's Rehab Centers Offer This Proven Opioid Addiction Treatment

Tammy’s struggle with substance use started with pain pills she found in her grandmother’s cabinet. Then it escalated to heroin.
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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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November 25, 2019

A Sip Of Morphine: Uganda's Old-School Solution To A Shortage Of Painkillers

In the United States, drugmakers have flooded the market with powerful, sophisticated opioids. And that's fueled an epidemic of addiction. But across Africa many patients can't afford even mild painkillers — let alone medications to help people in extreme pain.
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June 20, 2019

Opioid Operators: How Surgeons Ply Patients With Painkillers

Even as awareness of the opioid crisis grew, prescribing habits of surgeons changed very little from 2011 to 2016, found a data analysis by Kaiser Health News and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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