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July 26, 2022

Study: Supplies of a Drug Meant to Fight Opioid Addiction Fell During the Pandemic

The nation’s per capita supply of methadone fell 20% from the first quarter of 2020 to the second quarter of that year, according to a new analysis.
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July 6, 2022

Rural women who use illegal drugs less likely to use contraception, risk dangerous pregnancies

Survey findings raise new concern about access to reproductive health care, including abortion
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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 20, 2022

‘Untreated’: Patients with opioid addiction could soon lose access to virtual care

Federal regulations that have allowed practitioners the flexibility to prescribe buprenorphine virtually — and to patients outside their state — are due to expire along with the Covid-19 public health emergency.
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June 9, 2022
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May 24, 2022

Portman Op-Ed for Columbus Dispatch: “OSU Deaths Example of Terrifying Rise of Counterfeit Drugs. National Action Needed.”

In a new op-ed for the Columbus Dispatch, Senator Portman discusses the deadly opioid epidemic that continues to tear apart families across the nation.
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May 23, 2022

New Ohio bill would decriminalize fentanyl drug testing strips

Thousands of Ohioans die every year from overdosing on drugs, and a new bill in the House is trying to save some of those lives.
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April 24, 2022

The Perils of Legalization

We answer a common reader question about the opioid crisis and legalizing drugs.
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