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November 30, 2022

Ohio House votes to decriminalize fentanyl test strips

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio House passed legislation Wednesday that would legalize the possession of test strips used to identify the presence of fentanyl in illicit drugs.
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November 29, 2022

Ohio House passes bill to decriminalize fentanyl test strips

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fentanyl testing strips would be decriminalized under a bill the Ohio House passed Wednesday with overwhelming bipartisan support, advancing a proposal that proponents say would help prevent fatal overdoses and save lives.
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November 25, 2022

Montgomery County’s 3 juvenile specialty dockets recertified by Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court recertified the Montgomery County Juvenile Court’s three specialty dockets that aim to give local children and their families a second chance at a better life together.
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November 23, 2022

Archbold council passes two legislative items, reviews budget

ARCHBOLD — Archbold Village Council approved its only two legislative items during its Monday meeting, including a matter concerning drug abuse and treatment.
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November 22, 2022

States differ on how best to spend $26B from settlement in opioid cases

With more than 200 Americans still dying of drug overdoses each day, states are beginning the high-stakes task of deciding how to spend billions of dollars in settlement funds from opioid manufacturers and distributors.
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November 17, 2022

Ohio State experts to review FDA regulation of prescription opioids

A team of Ohio State University experts has been awarded a contract through Brillient Corporation to complete an independent review of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory actions and decisions on currently approved opioid medications.
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November 17, 2022

OHIO researcher receives more than $1 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., a researcher in Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE), was awarded over $1 million by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for two separate studies that are aimed at helping provide resources to combat the opioid epidemic.
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November 15, 2022

Ohio among states preparing settlement with Walmart over opioid failures

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and other attorneys general are preparing a settlement after an investigation into the part Walmart has played in the opioid epidemic.
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