Overdose

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November 25, 2019

Cincinnati and Ohio at epicenter of spiking fatal ODs from fentanyl-laced cocaine

A pain pill prescription for nerve damage revived Gwendolyn Barton’s long-dormant addiction last year, awakening fears she would slip back into smoking crack cocaine.
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November 20, 2019

Ohio State reports record investment in research

New numbers show 2019 was a record-breaking year for research at The Ohio State University.
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November 17, 2019

Death toll from tainted cocaine rising across the country

Cocaine is back, and it’s contaminated.
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November 19, 2019

Hamilton County to be part of $350 million federal study to stop opioid deaths

HAMILTON COUNTY — Hamilton County has been chosen to be one of more than a dozen Ohio counties participating in a $350 million federal study that aims to target the nationwide opioid epidemic.
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November 22, 2019

The Parents Passed a Drug Test. Should They Get Their Children Back?

Ohio counties want to reunite families that were separated because of drug use. But prioritizing that ideal has had deadly consequences.
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November 12, 2019

Suspected heroin-related overdoses incidents in Cincinnati, Ohio: A spatiotemporal analysis

Opioid misuse and deaths are increasing in the United States. In 2017, Ohio had the second highest overdose rates in the US, with the city of Cincinnati experiencing a 50% rise in opioid overdoses since 2015.
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October 23, 2019

Opioid addiction study to begin work in Ohio communities

Ohio State-led coalition seeks to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 19 Ohio counties
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October 24, 2019

The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just One Year

There's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it.
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