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January 19, 2021

Ohio State Students Launch App to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Nine Ohio State students have created an app to help Franklin County combat the opioid epidemic.
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January 11, 2021

Post-Surgical Patch Releases Non-Opioid Painkiller Directly to the Wound

DURHAM, N.C. – A Duke-led team of scientists has developed a bio-compatible surgical patch that releases non-opioid painkillers directly to the site of a wound for days and then dissolves away.
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January 12, 2021

Ohio opioid epidemic rages on amid coronavirus pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19. The year that shut down life as we know it, as society worked to outlast the virus until a vaccine could save the day.
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January 2, 2021

Overdose deaths remain high in Ohio, U.S. in 2020

Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, the overdose epidemic is continuing across the country.
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December 29, 2020

Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Spike During Pandemic

OHIO — The state documented a high number of drug overdose deaths in the first half of 2020, outpacing 2019 by nearly 20%. That's according to a new report from Harm Reduction Ohio, a Granville-based nonprofit which consists of a group of epidemiologists and other health professionals.
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December 21, 2020

Watchdog Report Finds Over-Prescription Of Opioids For Some Medicaid Patients

A report from a federal oversight agency shows that over 4,000 patients in the Ohio Valley received high amounts of opioids in 2018 through Medicaid, potentially putting hundreds at risk of addiction and overdose.
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December 23, 2020

Overdose Deaths Hit New Highs As Pandemic Worsens Opioid Crisis

New federal data shows the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to the country’s deadliest 12-month period for drug overdose fatalities, including a sharp increase in overdose deaths in the Ohio Valley.
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December 18, 2020

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a lot of collateral damage to patients from decreased vaccinations to decreased cancer care. Its effects on the opioid epidemic, unfortunately, means a 38.4% increase in overdose deaths, according to the CDC.
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