Overdose

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January 14, 2020

Latta directs attention to opioid crisis in Ohio

On Monday, Rep. Bob Latta, R-OH, joined a Congressional subcommittee with the intention of fighting opioid abuse in northwest Ohio.
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January 8, 2020

Brown's Fentanyl Sanctions Act Aims to Reduce Overdose Deaths

Senator Sherrod Brown is highlighting one of his legislative accomplishments of 2019 that he said is going to help in Ohio’s battle in the opioid crisis.
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January 8, 2020

Opioid overdoses followed auto plant closures, study says

Opioid overdoses deaths spiked across the U.S. where automotive plants — including the former GM assembly plant in Moraine — closed, a new study found.
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January 13, 2020

Columbus city leaders to share 2020 plan for battling opiate crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — City of Columbus leaders are sharing their plan for battling the opioid epidemic.
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January 2, 2020

Study finds that opioid overdose deaths are 85% higher in areas with auto plant closures

This will have particular resonance in Northern Ohio. Adults in the U.S. "are far more likely to die from opioid overdoses if they live in an area where an automobile assembly plant closed in the past five years," CNBC reports, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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December 23, 2019

State Says Opioid Deaths Declined In 2018

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of drug overdose deaths in 2018 declined from the previous year.
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December 27, 2019

Portman Bill Allows States To Use Opioid Crisis Funds To Tackle Other Drugs

Starting next year, states will have the ability to use money dedicated to the opioid crisis for combatting other forms of drug use.
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December 26, 2019

‘They’re My Safe Place’: Children of Addicted Parents, Raised by Relatives

Nearly 27,000 children in Ohio were removed from their homes last year, many because of the opioid crisis. More than a quarter were placed in the care of relatives.
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