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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 14, 2020

Central Ohio renews efforts to curtail drug overdoses, drug overdose deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSX/WTTE) — Central Ohio now leads the state when it comes to opioid overdose deaths.
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January 14, 2020

Latta directs attention to opioid crisis in Ohio

On Monday, Rep. Bob Latta, R-OH, joined a Congressional subcommittee with the intention of fighting opioid abuse in northwest Ohio.
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January 13, 2020

Sen. Brown Celebrates Law Cracking Down On Foreign Fentanyl Trafficking

While lawmakers from both parties battle over politics, there is some movement on bipartisan efforts to fight the deadly drug fentanyl in Congress.
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January 13, 2020

Drug Deaths Dropped Significantly In Ohio In 2018

Deadly drug overdoses in Ohio fell nearly 22 percent in 2018, to the lowest number in three years. And overdose deaths dropped in every category of drugs except one.
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January 13, 2020

Columbus city leaders to share 2020 plan for battling opiate crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — City of Columbus leaders are sharing their plan for battling the opioid epidemic.
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January 13, 2020

Keeping families together: Medication-assisted treatment shows promise for mothers, children of opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment shows promise for mothers, children of opioid crisis
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January 12, 2020

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- Attorneys representing guardians of children born dependent on opioids are asking a federal judge in Cleveland
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