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November 8, 2021

'There's just no excuse for losing a whole generation of people': Mothers, first responders stress dangers of deadly opioid epidemic in Northeast Ohio

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner is sounding the alarm after 12 people died of drug overdoses in 48 hours.
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November 8, 2021

Lorain County Public Health hosts training amid increase in fentanyl deaths

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — Lorain County Public Health hosted a training session for 20 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants on how to prescribe medication-assisted treatment...
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November 5, 2021

Governor DeWine Announces OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board Appointments

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced his five appointments to the OneOhio Recovery Foundation board and his two appointments to the Foundation’s expert panel.
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November 4, 2021

MetroHealth CEO bashes ADAMHS Board over behavioral health services, seeks $10 million to develop new solutions

CLEVELAND, OH – Ahead of opening his own behavioral health and substance abuse facility in Cleveland Heights, MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros criticized the county’s current efforts to combat the opioid crisis and asked Cuyahoga County Council for $20 million over the next two years to do better.
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October 29, 2021

Giant Eagle Settles Pharmacy Lawsuits With Ohio Counties

One of the four retail pharmacy companies on trial for their alleged roles in fostering an opioid crisis in two Ohio counties announced Friday it had settled a lawsuit with 10 government entities in the state.
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October 29, 2021

The journalist who foretold the opioid epidemic sounds the alarm on the next wave

When journalist Sam Quinones went looking for a buyer for the book that became “Dreamland” a decade ago, there was little interest.
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October 27, 2021

Police officers are collapsing after touching fentanyl, but experts say you can't overdose from skin contact. The likelier story? Panic attacks.

Cops have collapsed after touching fentanyl, but experts say you can't overdose from skin contact. Police officers may be experiencing a disorder that converts stress into physical symptoms. Misinformation is swirling about the risk of fentanyl exposure on the job for police officers.
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October 26, 2021

With Overdose Deaths at a Historic High, FBI and Partners Target Online Drug Markets

As the coronavirus pandemic spread through the United States, the existing epidemic of drug addiction accelerated alongside it. In its preliminary data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that overdose deaths reached an all-time high in the 12 months after pandemic-related lockdowns began in the U.S. Nearly 100,000 fatal overdoses were recorded from March 2020 to March 2021.
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