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April 20, 2022

Synthetic opioid more potent than fentanyl turning up in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WANE) A synthetic opioid that can be up to 40 times more powerful than fentanyl is turning up in Ohio according to Attorney General Dave Yost.
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April 20, 2022

Doctor accused of killing 14 patients with fentanyl acquitted of murder

William Husel, an Ohio doctor who was accused of killing 14 patients with what prosecutors described as “wildly excessive” doses of fentanyl between 2015 and 2018, was acquitted on all counts of murder Wednesday, concluding one of the most significant murder cases of its kind against a health-care professional.
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April 20, 2022

Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying found not guilty of murder

(CNN)The Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to his critically ill patients and hastening their deaths was found not guilty of 14 counts of murder on Wednesday.
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April 20, 2022

In Toledo, Portman Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition, Discusses His Work to Combat our Country’s Drug Epidemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in a roundtable discussion with the Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition – a multi-sector coalition that meets to discuss strategies, interventions, prevention and policies to help combat the effects of the opioid epidemic – where the group discussed Lucas County’s efforts to combat the epidemic in their community and how Congress can better help in those efforts.
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April 20, 2022

William Husel, Ohio doctor accused in 14 high-dose fentanyl deaths, acquitted of murder

An Ohio doctor was acquitted Wednesday of hastening the deaths of multiple critically ill patients by ordering large doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.
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April 20, 2022

Ohio Jury Finds Doctor Not Guilty of Murder in Fentanyl Case -Columbus Dispatch

(Reuters) -An Ohio jury on Wednesday found Dr. William Husel, who had been accused of giving patients lethal doses of fentanyl, not guilty of 14 counts of murder, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.
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April 18, 2022

Jury is deadlocked in murder trial of Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying

(CNN)Jurors in Ohio said Monday they are at an impasse and cannot reach a unanimous verdict in the murder trial of William Husel, the doctor accused of overprescribing the powerful opioid fentanyl to his critically ill patients and hastening their deaths.
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April 18, 2022

Drug Take Back Day: Where to drop off unused or expired medications

CLEVELAND — For Drug Take Back Day on April 30, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are partnering to offer 17 collection locations throughout Northeast Ohio for the public to drop off their expired or unused medications.
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