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September 6, 2022

Deciding How to Spend Billions in Opioid Settlement Payments

As states and localities begin receiving the money, advocates are pushing for it to go toward public health programs, and to avoid some practices that emerged around the 1990s tobacco settlement.
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September 4, 2022

The time is now to act to head off coming opioid overdose surge: editorial

As cleveland.com’s Gretchen Kuda Croen recently reported, modeling suggests that a tidal wave of drug overdose deaths is coming – to Ohio and the nation. And with Ohio, the seventh most populous state, ranked No. 4 in drug overdose deaths in 2020, there’s little doubt that the state and region will again be in the eye of this tragic storm.
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September 2, 2022

Opioid addiction, overdoses preventable through collective action, panelists say

Health, public safety officials stress importance of outreach
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August 31, 2022

Summit County opiate overdoses: ‘They have to live long enough to get to treatment’

What You Need To Know: Opiate-overdose deaths in Summit County are not declining despite the work of multiple agencies. Since 2020, the number of opiate-related deaths has risen 70%. The county recorded an 18% increase in overdose deaths among African American women. Agencies are focused on assisting drug users through harm-reduction and support strategies.
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August 31, 2022

Governor DeWine Releases RecoveryOhio's Annual Review

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in observance of the state's second annual Overdose Awareness Day today released the 2021 RecoveryOhio Annual Review, which gives a detailed overview of the work that RecoveryOhio has done to improve prevention, treatment, and recovery support efforts that address the state’s public health crisis – mental health and substance use.
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August 31, 2022

Franklin County's slight drop in drug overdose deaths in 2021 belies ongoing problem

While Franklin County had a slight decline in overdose deaths in 2021 compared to the previous year, it is still the second highest total recorded as the number of fatal drug overdoses continues to soar throughout Ohio and the U.S.
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August 31, 2022

Ohio Overdose Awareness Day brings new website, resources to residents

What You Need To Know: State flags across Ohio, displayed at all state buildings and public institutions, are flying at half staff in honor of Ohio Overdose Awareness Day. Aug. 31 is recognized internationally as Overdose Awareness Day, and in Ohio this year RecoveryOhio is launching a new website to provide Ohioans with a simplified process to get naloxone. Ohio residents can visit Naloxone.Ohio.gov to get the medicine. Franklin County has multiple events today to raise awareness and offer fentanyl test strips, naloxone and Narcan to residents.
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August 30, 2022

Fourteen in Elyria and Cleveland Indicted for Roles in Drug Trafficking Organization

CLEVELAND - Fourteen members of a drug trafficking organization operating in Northeast Ohio were charged today after a grand jury returned a 38-count indictment, alleging that the defendants participated in a conspiracy that distributed over 5 kilograms of cocaine, over 280 grams of crack cocaine base and fentanyl throughout the area.
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