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January 16, 2020

Sen. Portman presses for permanent criminalization of Fentanyl-related substances

As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues, and with a criminalization order against fentanyl-related substances set to expire, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) took to the Senate floor this week urging legislation to permanently schedule the drugs.
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January 19, 2020

U.S. attorney: Make ban on fentanyl analogues permanent

Most Ohioans do not know that a deadly poison is being added to heroin, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and, yes, even marijuana. It is called fentanyl, or one of its analogues. And it is killing people.
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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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November 12, 2019

DisposeRx Commends Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation for Efforts to Prevent Opioid Diversion and Addiction

DisposeRx solution part of statewide opioid disposal program for injured workers
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November 10, 2019

Ohio Counties to be Part of $350M Federal Opioid Study

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Ohio communities will be part of a $350 million federal study analyzing drug intervention techniques and policies.
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November 13, 2019

Bill Would Make Ohio Train Pharmacists On Naloxone Law

Ohio law permits pharmacists to give the overdose antidote Naloxone without a prescription to people who deal with opioid addiction. One lawmaker is proposing a measure to help ensure pharmacists follow through.
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November 12, 2019

Opioid Addiction In Jails: An Anthropologist's Perspective

A new book by anthropologist and physician Kimberly Sue tells the stories of women navigating opioid addiction during and after incarceration.
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October 21, 2019

State Announces New Opioid Disposal Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don't use.
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