Overdose

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February 1, 2020

Return of carfentanil deaths in Cuyahoga County has officials wary of ‘fourth wave’ of opioid epidemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio – One year after Cuyahoga County saw a dramatic decrease in deaths from a powerful fentanyl analogue that is used as an animal sedative, a resurgence of the dangerous drug has officials concerned it could become a deadly “fourth wave” of the opioid epidemic.
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February 3, 2020

The Wrong Way to Fight the Opoid Crisis

People struggling with addiction who share a lethal dose of drugs are being prosecuted as killers.
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January 22, 2020

Collaborative task force reduces overdose deaths in Clermont County

CLERMONT COUNTY -- Deaths from drug overdoses are down in Clermont County, according to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
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January 23, 2020

PrimaryPlus Partners With PursueCare To Offer Telehealth Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid And Other Substance Use Disorders To Ohio Valley Region

MAYSVILLE, Ky., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PrimaryPlus (https://primaryplus.net) and PursueCare (https://www.pursuecare.com) today announced that they have partnered to launch an integrated telehealth addiction and behavioral health treatment model serving rural populations across PrimaryPlus' Kentucky footprint which includes seven health center locations.
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January 14, 2020

Central Ohio renews efforts to curtail drug overdoses, drug overdose deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSX/WTTE) — Central Ohio now leads the state when it comes to opioid overdose deaths.
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January 13, 2020

Drug Deaths Dropped Significantly In Ohio In 2018

Deadly drug overdoses in Ohio fell nearly 22 percent in 2018, to the lowest number in three years. And overdose deaths dropped in every category of drugs except one.
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January 17, 2020

States ranked by opioid overdose deaths

Ohio has the highest numbers of opioid overdose deaths in the country, according to the most recently available data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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