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November 22, 2021

Opioid epidemic reaches crescendo as COVID-19 stays center stage

Dr. Sharon Parsons discusses positive role dentists can play to help mitigate opioid crisis
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November 17, 2021

States Get Road Map for Easing Access to Opioid Reversal Drug (1)

White House offers legislative suggestions. Laws currently vary between jurisdictions.
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November 17, 2021

Ohio overdose deaths surpass 5,000 in 12-month span

Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and drugs laced with a potent opioid pushed overdose deaths to new heights, public health officials say.
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November 17, 2021

U.S. overdose deaths hit new high; Biden administration announces strategy to reduce toll

The United States is heading for another new record in overdose deaths, with an American dying every five minutes.
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November 16, 2021

Opioid trial against CVS, Walgreens, Walmart winding down

Cities and counties in the U.S. that want to hold pharmacies accountable for the opioid crisis are closely watching a federal trial that’s coming to a close
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November 16, 2021

Pharmacy chains defend actions as landmark U.S. opioid trial nears its end

CLEVELAND, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Lawyers for pharmacy chains including CVS and Walgreens on Monday argued they were not to blame for the U.S. opioid epidemic, as jurors prepared to consider whether to hold them responsible for the devastation the drug crisis caused in two Ohio counties.
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November 15, 2021

Alliance research shows shift to fentanyl overdose deaths

A new report released by the OHIO Alliance for Population Health shows a troubling shift in drug use trends amongst Ohioans.
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November 15, 2021

Ohio getting $808 million in opioid settlement funds, one organization wants that to go towards “life saving tactics”

The $808 million comes from an opioid settlement from distributors who helped fuel the national overdose epidemic.
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