Policy

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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 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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October 26, 2022

Vance calls Ryan's pledge to decriminalize 'all drug possession' a 'slap in the face' of victims' families

FIRST ON FOX: Ohio Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan was slammed by his opponent, Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance, over his pledge to decriminalize the possession of all drugs while simultaneously pushing to label fentanyl a "weapon of mass destruction."
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September 21, 2022

Most people who need addiction treatment don’t get it. Yet many state laws limit access

Federal data shows most people who need treatment for opioid use disorder don’t get it.
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August 29, 2022

Governor Announces Second Annual Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, Launches New Naloxone Website

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio will observe the state’s second annual Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and begin recognition of September’s Recovery Month.
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