Addiction

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November 24, 2021

Opioid Update: Jury Verdict Reached Against Defendant Pharmacies in Opioid MDL

Yesterday, the first bellwether trial in the opioid multidistrict litigation (MDL) came to a close with a jury verdict in favor the plaintiffs.
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December 11, 2021

Why Are Lawyers Doing the Work of Lawmakers?

Suing companies that contributed to the opioid epidemic may not be the most effective way to hold them accountable.
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January 1, 2022

The US opioid epidemic, edition 2021

Those responsible for the opioid-related deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans are yet to be held accountable.
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December 17, 2021

Families close to opioid epidemic get Christmas gifts from Ohio nonprofit

The opioid epidemic claims the lives of thousands of Ohioans every year with many leaving families and children behind.
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December 21, 2021

Toledo group spreads awareness of dangers of opioid addiction

Fight Fentanyl Fridays on the corner of Monroe and Douglas raises awareness of the dangers of opioids.
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December 13, 2021

Governor DeWine Announces Renovation, Repurposing of Former Hocking County Prison

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Director Annette Chambers-Smith announced today that ODRC is moving forward with plans to renovate its former prison near Nelsonville.
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December 10, 2021

Officials: Overdose deaths trending in wrong direction

Law enforcement leaders and addiction experts detail what is causing a rise in overdose deaths. They said the pandemic, isolation and trauma are some of the key contributing factors. Fentanyl is the main culprit behind overdose deaths in Ohio
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December 12, 2021

Organizations call on state to use opioid settlement money

Ohio has seen a surge in overdose deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The state received a substantial amount of money after a major legal settlement with opioid manufacturers. Harm Reduction Ohio is one of the organizations following the money
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