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April 12, 2022

Opioid overdose deaths among teens have skyrocketed due to fentanyl

Fentanyl was associated with 77% of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021.
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May 11, 2022

U.S. drug overdose deaths reached all-time high in 2021, CDC says

Fentanyl continues to drive the majority of overdose deaths in the country.
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April 20, 2022

‘Frankenstein opioids’ 40 times more potent than fentanyl, Ohio Attorney General warns

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost warns there is a growing use of nitazenes, a group of dangerous synthetic opioids that can be up to 40 times more potent than fentanyl.
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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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October 15, 2021

What Every family Should Know: Opioids in Ohio

(WDTN) – WDTN is proud to partner with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Goodwill Easter Seals, The Drug Enforcement Agency and East End Services to air the one-hour 2 NEWS Special “WHAT EVERY FAMILY SHOULD KNOW: Opioids in Ohio.”
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July 15, 2021

New data: Deadly overdoses climbed 22% in Ohio last year

The 2020 data reverses what was a promising trend of decreasing overdose rates in Ohio that began in late 2017.
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July 14, 2021

CDC releases overdose data for 2020, nearly 30% increase in deaths

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF)- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released overdose data for 2020.
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January 28, 2021

2020: The Deadliest Year In Drug History

Drug Overdoses Worsened In 2020
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