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October 15, 2020

The opioid epidemic and the remote workplace: 5 steps for employers to take action

Every year, employers in the U.S. lose about $42 billion in economic productivity, according to the National Safety Council. The Council of Economic Advisers, meanwhile, estimates that opioid addiction (including the value of lives lost) has cost the country $696 billion, or 3.4% of GDP.
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October 14, 2020
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October 13, 2020

Sen. Brown announces $600,000 for youth mentorship services in Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $600,000 grant to the State of Ohio through its Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative.
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October 13, 2020

Highland County dentist, assistant indicted in federal 'opioid takedown'

A Highland County dentist and dental assistant were among those indicted in what the Drug Enforcement Administration described as “a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals,” according to information posted by the DEA.
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October 13, 2020

Ohio judges delay two major opioid trials against pharmacies, distributors

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials scheduled to begin within weeks.
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October 1, 2020

Study Urges Ohio To Keep 'Constant Vigilance' About Opioid Crisis During Pandemic

Drug overdose deaths in Ohio have been climbing in 2020, and a new study offers recommendations on how government funding could help reduce the numbers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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September 29, 2020

Appeals court nixes 'negotiation class' created for opioid settlement

The move is a setback for thousands of cities and counties working to streamline a global settlement.
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September 21, 2020

Mercy College gets grant to support opioid-affected families

TOLEDO — Mercy College of Ohio has received a four-year grant totaling $740,998 from The Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of peer support specialists...
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