Narcan

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January 19, 2021

Ohio State Students Launch App to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Nine Ohio State students have created an app to help Franklin County combat the opioid epidemic.
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January 11, 2021

Opioid Crisis: Free Kits Can Reverse Effects of Overdose

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public health spotlight is on COVID-19, but the opioid epidemic still is a major priority in Ohio with a continued tragically high number of drug-overdose deaths.
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January 12, 2021

Ohio AG warns opioid epidemic is getting worse during the pandemic

Overdose deaths worse in last months of 2020
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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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