Overdose

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August 3, 2022

Overdose reversal drugs gain support at music festivals, but not fentanyl test strips

A 26-year-old was found dead at his campsite during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2019.
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August 7, 2022

Once feared, illicit fentanyl is now a drug of choice for many opioid users

People with opioid-use disorder are increasingly seeking out illicit fentanyl, often smoking it.
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July 29, 2022

How Harm Reduction Ohio hopes nightlife workers can help save lives

What You Need To Know: Harm Reduction Ohio and CCS have teamed up to offer overdose intervention training. The groups are hoping to involve those who work in nightlife. Free Narcan and fentanyl testing strips are available after training. The groups hope the training helps save lives through quick, safe intervention.
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July 20, 2022

National Opioid Settlement helps Ohio communities combat opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: Gov. Mike DeWine became the first in the nation to sue opioid makers and drug distributors in 2017 for the role they're played in the opioid epidemic. DeWine won the lawsuit and received a settlement of more than $8.6 million. The money will go towards helping Ohio communities combat the opioid epidemic. Montgomery County, which had 566 overdose deaths in 2017, was one of those recipients.
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July 15, 2022

In Dayton, Portman Leads Roundtable Discussion on Addressing Ongoing Drug Crisis in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) held a roundtable discussion with community leaders to discuss ways Congress and others can continue to address the ongoing drug crisis in Ohio and all around the United States
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July 5, 2022

Bill looks to provide better access to medication combatting opioid addiction

What You Need To Know: Rep. Mike Turner announced details of the Mainstream Addiction and Treatment Act. It's a bill that would allow practitioners to prescribe Buprenorphine without a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Buprenorphine is a prescription drug that helps treat pain and addiction to opioids. The bill has been passed by the House of Representatives and waiting to be voted on by the Senate
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June 23, 2022

Montgomery County creates text alert system to combat opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: The Montgomery Overdose Action Team launched its OD Surge Alert on June 23. It's a text that sends live alerts about overdose surges across Montgomery County. It also provides information and tips about how to keep safe during the surge. The alert was created in response to an increase in overdose deaths in Montgomery County.
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June 9, 2022
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