Pharmacy

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September 19, 2017

Recovering addict says Walgreens pharmacist denied to fill Rx that helps her stay sober

A young woman in recovery came to FOX 45 for help after she said a pharmacist denied to fill her prescription for the medicine that helps her maintain her sobriety. April Erion told FOX 45 it’s a generic form of the medicine Suboxone, and that the incident happened at the Walgreens store on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering.
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March 12, 2019

Report: Opioid prescribing down in Ohio

The state's prescription reporting system shows the number of prescription opioids dispensed to Ohioans declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2018.
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March 4, 2019

The Opioid Dilemma: Saving Lives in the Long Run Can Take Lives in the Short Run

Limiting prescriptions seems logical, but a simulation study shows it would actually increase deaths, not decrease them, in the initial years.
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October 1, 2018

Kratom: Ohio could soon ban plant-based supplement used to treat pain, opioid addiction

Kratom, a plant-based supplement that consumers say alleviates chronic pain and opioid addiction, could soon be banned in Ohio. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy voted Monday to classify kratom a Schedule I controlled substance alongside heroin, LSD and other dangerous illegal drugs. The board concluded kratom has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use, isn’t safe to use in medical treatment and poses a public health risk.
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