Overdose

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July 18, 2019

Ohio likely to see first overdose death drop ever, CDC estimates

Ohio will see its first drop in overdose deaths since the opioid epidemic started, if early national estimates are right.
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May 4, 2019

Amid America's opioid crisis, deaths from stimulants are steadily rising

Headlines about America's drug crisis have long centered on opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. But a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a more complicated picture of the drug crisis.
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January 30, 2019

Forum: Cedarville community talks opioid crisis

“Break the stigma,” and “Don’t be afraid to talk about it,” were among the messages from author and TV commentator Eric Bolling about the opioid epidemic at an appearance in Greene County this week.
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October 27, 2017

7 powerful consequences of the opioid epidemic that help explain its devastation in Ohio

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that he would roll back regulations to allow state governments looking to access Medicaid funding for drug treatment centers with more than 16 beds. This news organization has covered all sides of the opioid and overdose spike, from impact on families to effect on public services. Here are seven of the most powerful consequences of overdoses on southwest Ohio.
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January 10, 2019

KFF Report: Opioid Overdose Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

Kaiser Family Foundation provides reliable state health data, including opioid overdose deaths by race and ethnicity. This data set is particularly helpful for understanding how opioid overdoes death rates among different races and ethnic groups differ between states.
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March 6, 2019

Another Side Effect of the Opioid Crisis: Heart Infections

New research uncovers more damage wrought by the opioid epidemic: Cases of a dangerous heart infection linked to injection drug use have spiked in recent years at an Ohio medical center.
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November 25, 2018

This City’s Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?

Dr. Randy Marriott clicked open the daily report he gets on drug overdoses in the county. Only one in the last 24 hours — stunningly low compared to the long lists he used to scroll through last year in a grim morning routine.
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January 22, 2019

Hope in the opioid crisis? Overdose deaths appear to be leveling off as states intensify efforts to save lives

Bill Kinkle hasn't worked as a nurse in nearly a decade. But the Pennsylvania man never leaves home without emergency medical supplies. Always on his belt: naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose and save a life.
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