Epidemic

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January 11, 2023

Cincinnati.com: Ohio decriminalized fentanyl test strips. Here's why experts say that matters

UC expert says a vast majority of people who use the test strips changed their drug use behavior
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December 8, 2022

More than 180,000 people overdosed on opioids and survived in the past year, new White House dashboard shows

CNN — There were about 181,806 nonfatal opioid overdoses recorded in the United States in the past year, and it’s taken about 9.8 minutes on average for emergency medical services to reach someone who’s overdosing, according to a data dashboard that the White House debuted Thursday.
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November 17, 2022

Ohio State experts to review FDA regulation of prescription opioids

A team of Ohio State University experts has been awarded a contract through Brillient Corporation to complete an independent review of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory actions and decisions on currently approved opioid medications.
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November 4, 2022

Prize-winning Documentary Film to be Screened at Ohio University Southern

IRONTON - The multi-award-winning documentary film, "Peerless City," which has screened at several regional film festivals, will be playing at Ohio University Southern Campus, in Bowman Auditorium, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.
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October 25, 2022

Understanding addiction, treatment & recovery: 3News' Monica Robins to moderate panel discussion

The free event will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at Parma-Snow Library in Parma starting at 6:30 p.m.
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October 6, 2022

Chief Justice Envisions Innovation by Courts to Meet State’s Challenges

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor’s retirement from the Supreme Court of Ohio is approaching, but she hopes her vision of “continuous improvement” of the justice system lives on.
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September 7, 2022

Pharmacists aren't the 'doctor police': Walmart argues against growing opioid cases

As Walmart faces a tower of lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic, the retail chain said the accusations are "misguided and dangerous" because they corrode patient's trust in pharmacists and physicians.
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August 2, 2022

New book chronicles how America's opioid industry operated like a drug cartel

TERRY GROSS, HOST:This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The new book "American Cartel" is about the opioid industry, the manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies behind the opioid epidemic. It's also about their lobbyists and lawyers, many of whom had close ties to members of Congress and high-ranking officials inside the Justice Department.
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