Overdose

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October 7, 2021

Ohio Gov. DeWine joins other governors in Texas, calling for more border security

MISSION, Texas — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined a coalition of Republican governors on the Texas border Wednesday, calling on the White House to better secure the border.
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October 4, 2021

What's causing the increase in opioid overdoses in Northeast Ohio?

Two men overdosed in separate instances on Cleveland's west side, on a recent Sunday in October of 2021.
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October 13, 2021

Ohio health professionals work to address opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Throughout the pandemic, drug overdoses have reached record highs, and Ohio’s doctors are meeting to bring awareness to it.
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October 13, 2021

Opioid overdose deaths 'skyrocketing' during COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio medical experts say

Healthy State Alliance is an initiative involving members from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Bon Secours Mercy Health.
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August 31, 2021

Overdose deaths trend down in Northeast Ohio compared to other parts of state, nation

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The governor ordered flags at half staff on Aug. 31 to commemorate Ohio’s first-ever Overdose Awareness Day.
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September 10, 2021

Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

A study published Thursday reveals a growing racial disparity in opioid overdose death rates. Deaths among African Americans are growing faster than among whites across the country. The study authors call for an "antiracist public health approach" to address the crisis in Black communities.
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September 13, 2021

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase.
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September 9, 2021

Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests

Non-Hispanic Black individuals in four U.S. states experienced a 38% increase in the rate of opioid overdose deaths from 2018 to 2019, while the rates for other race and ethnicity groups held steady or decreased, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health published in the American Journal of Public Health.
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