Narcan

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September 19, 2020

Resource fair in Akron offers Narcan and help to the addicted, their families

Ashley Rosser knows how it is. She's been in recovery from drug addition for three years and has lost six childhood friends to overdoses. She's seen the bad side, but she's been on the good side, too, and that's why she wants to help.
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August 19, 2020

With Billions at Stake, States Plan Dividing Purdue Opioid Money

Billions from the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy could fund wider use of opioid overdose treatments, programs for babies born addicted, and support programs for mothers and people in jail, according to a draft proposal obtained by Bloomberg Law.
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August 4, 2020

FDA tells doctors to discuss overdose antidote with patients

Doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers should tell their patients about a potentially life-saving medication that can reverse drug overdoses
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July 13, 2020

Overdose Incidents Rose Sharply Around Ohio Valley During Pandemic

Emergency response data from across the Ohio Valley show sharp increases in suspected drug overdoses since March, when health measures including school and business closures and stay-at-home orders increased social isolation.
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June 8, 2020

Coronavirus can't stem central Ohio opioid abuse

The notices have been posted like clockwork, just about every week, on the Franklin County coroner's Facebook page and mentioned during the county commissioners' daily administrative briefings.
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June 2, 2020

Cayuga County joins national Narcan marketing campaign aimed at COVID-19 challenges

Cayuga County has linked up with a national Narcan campaign to fight opioid overdose deaths taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 23, 2020

Narcan handed out to stem opioid overdose rise amid COVID-19

With Franklin County seeing a spike in overdoses since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a collaboration of first-responders, treatment providers and health and hospital officials has hit the streets to help save lives. Saturday, volunteers distributed Narcan and drug test strips at eight locations.
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May 15, 2020

Ashtabula County participating in national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths

Ashtabula County was selected as one of 67 communities across Ohio, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York to participate in a national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.
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