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January 9, 2020

Pharmacy chains sue Ohio doctors over opioid crisis

Four major national drugstore chains are suing doctors in Ohio for fueling the opioid crisis by overprescribing highly addictive pain killers — as the pharmacies themselves face blame for it, according to a report Wednesday.
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January 8, 2020

Opioid overdoses followed auto plant closures, study says

Opioid overdoses deaths spiked across the U.S. where automotive plants — including the former GM assembly plant in Moraine — closed, a new study found.
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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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January 8, 2020

CVS, Walgreens, And Rite Aid Sue Doctors In Latest Move In Federal Opioid Case

The drugstores allege it was the doctors who prescribed the pills who should shoulder the culpability for the opioid crisis.
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January 7, 2020

Pharmacies say prescribers bear opioid crisis responsibility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court.
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January 6, 2020

Ohio county reverses decision on opioid administrator’s pay

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county that includes Cleveland reversed its decision that a new position to oversee the distribution of money from lawsuits filed against opioid-related companies would be paid in part from a settlement fund.
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January 2, 2020

Ohio radio station provides ‘oasis’ for listeners recovering from addiction

Cleveland-based reggae musician David Smeltz says he first started using alcohol and drugs heavily while touring in the mid-1980s.
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January 2, 2020

Study finds that opioid overdose deaths are 85% higher in areas with auto plant closures

This will have particular resonance in Northern Ohio.Adults in the U.S. "are far more likely to die from opioid overdoses if they live in an area where an automobile assembly plant closed in the past five years," CNBC reports, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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