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January 12, 2021

Attorney General Yost, bipartisan AGs push FDA to examine progress in opioid fight

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined a broad coalition of 48 attorneys general in pushing federal regulators to examine recent progress in their fight against opioid abuse.
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January 4, 2021

Indigent burial program may see more action amid opioid epidemic, COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The following article was originally published in the Ohio Capital Journal and published on News5Cleveland.com under a content-sharing agreement. A state program to help those who can’t afford to bury their loved ones might see more action than usual, and cause the need for re-education for townships that have to pay for these burials.
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December 30, 2020

Federal Government Crackdown to Cause Major Disruptions for International Shipping in 2021

Few countries are in compliance with an opioids-related mandate set to take effect Jan. 1 as lawmakers criticize Trump administration for "falling down on the job."
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December 29, 2020

Who Should Control Ohio Counties' Drug Seizure Accounts?

When the Vinton County Fair was canceled because of the pandemic, County Prosecutor Trecia Kimes-Brown wrote $100 checks to every child who completed a 4-H project this year. She did so in the name of anti-drug education through her Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) account.
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December 4, 2020

Browns submit testimony in support of Senate Bill 3

The Browns on Wednesday submitted a letter in support of Ohio Senate Bill 3, which aims to update the state's possession, sealing, and trafficking laws and provides additional resources to the rehabilitation of those suffering from drug addiction.
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December 7, 2020

Twin Health Crises, COVID-19 And Opioids, Await Biden Administration

At Stella Maris, a nonprofit addiction recovery center on Cleveland’s West Side, the wait list for detox is more than 200 names long.
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October 21, 2020

Confronting Ohio’s rural opioid crisis: Jim Carroll

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Throughout Ohio and across the country, as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, another health crisis remains: drug addiction.
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October 1, 2020

Amid pandemic, May was Ohio's deadliest overdose month in more than a decade

Drug overdoses killed more Ohioans in May than in any month in at least 14 years, a potential side effect of the coronavirus pandemic that leaders fear could flare up again before things get back to normal.
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