Overdose

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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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August 4, 2020

'Bad Batch Alert' issued after Erie County sees spike in opioid overdoses

ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — Erie County health officials have issued a "Bad Batch Alert"
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July 22, 2020

Opioid overdose deaths on the rise

SCIOTO — Fears that the coronavirus could lead to increased opioid overdoses have become a reality in Ohio and Scioto County.
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July 21, 2020

Ohio drug overdose deaths back on rise

Fatal drug overdoses are rising again in Ohio just a year after the state’s first decline in nine years as the opioid crisis tore through the state.
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July 16, 2020

Why are overdose deaths surging amid COVID-19?

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, opioid overdose deaths are surging nationwide.
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July 16, 2020

Ohio FD medics revive overdosing puppy

A woman rushed the 12-week-old puppy to the fire station where medics administered naloxone using a pediatric nebulizer mask
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July 15, 2020

In Shadow of Pandemic, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Resurge to Record

Drug deaths in America, which fell for the first time in 25 years in 2018, rose to record numbers in 2019 and are continuing to climb, a resurgence that is being complicated and perhaps worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.
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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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