Overdose

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November 30, 2022

Ohio House votes to decriminalize fentanyl test strips

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio House passed legislation Wednesday that would legalize the possession of test strips used to identify the presence of fentanyl in illicit drugs.
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November 30, 2022

Fentanyl test strips move closer to legalization in Ohio

Fentanyl test strips move closer to legalization in Ohio
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November 29, 2022

Ohio House passes bill to decriminalize fentanyl test strips

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fentanyl testing strips would be decriminalized under a bill the Ohio House passed Wednesday with overwhelming bipartisan support, advancing a proposal that proponents say would help prevent fatal overdoses and save lives.
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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 7, 2022

Overdoses on the rise, fatalities decline

NORWALK — The Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the year-to-date overdose numbers isn't all bad news for the community.
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November 11, 2022

Project DAWN and overdose surge alerts

DEADLY BATCH ALERTS: A text alerts network has been established in Ohio for early warnings about overdose surges and deadly batches of drugs in Northwest Ohio.
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November 1, 2022

'We’re not here to get them into any trouble' — Strongsville police take proactive approach to drug overdoses

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — After noticing record-high drug overdoses of opioids, heroin and fentanyl across the country, the Strongsville Police Department has introduced a new initiative to help those battling addiction.
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November 3, 2022

OD deaths in kids prompt Cincinnati Children's to open clinic for opioid-addicted

Key Points: People 16 to 21 with opioid-use disorder can get medication assisted treatment at this Cincinnati Children's clinic. Clinic staff is trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone, an opioid use disorder medication approved by the FDA. The clinic's opening coincides with a rise in overdose deaths, including the deaths of teenagers and young adults.
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