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

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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.

Those are horrific facts which looming circumstances may worsen -- and which demand preventive action now.

Getting ahead of this scourge means understanding it – then figuring out the fastest way to blunt it.

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