Policy

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March 30, 2021

Akron man hopes to get fentanyl declared as a weapon of mass destruction

AKRON, Ohio — It’s been 6 years since James Rauh saw his son, Tom, alive. After years of battling an opioid addiction, Tom died in 2015 when he unknowingly injected acetyl fentanyl into his body.
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April 1, 2021

Biden Administration Releases Drug Control Policy Priorities After Deadliest Year For Overdoses

The Biden administration released its first set of drug policy priorities Thursday after overdose deaths hit record numbers during the pandemic.
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March 15, 2021

Rep. Turner holds roundtable on opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- Rep. Mike Turner (R-Dayton) led a roundtable discussion Monday morning on the effects the opioid crisis has had on the Dayton community.
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March 17, 2021

U.S. Department of Labor awards $3.6M to Ohio JFS

The U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday announced incremental funding of...
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March 15, 2021

Lawmakers, Montgomery County leaders working to combat opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Opioid deaths in Ohio are at a ten-year high, and experts in Montgomery County say the rise in stress, isolation and economic disruption may be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.
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February 4, 2021

Local state representative serving on new committee created with the opioid crisis in mind

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — A local legislator will be serving on a new House committee created with the opioid crisis in mind.
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February 9, 2021

Lawmakers urge Biden to back opioid-treatment measure

Bipartisan group calls on president to ‘deliver on your promise’ to expand access in early test of administration’s opioid strategy
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January 18, 2021

Ohio Court Recognizes Coverage for Opioid Claims

Widespread addiction to opioid medications has led to a national health crisis. Governmental entities, such as states, cities, and counties, have incurred enormous costs in dealing with this crisis, including costs for medical response, intervention, and treatment.
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