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February 15, 2022

At Senate Finance Hearing, Portman Discusses Youth Addiction Crisis, Touts Telehealth

WASHINGTON, DC – During a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) discussed the surge in drug use and overdose deaths, specifically among teens and young adults.
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February 7, 2022

The war on drugs puts a target on China

As the fentanyl death toll ticks up, U.S. legislators slam Beijing’s regulatory loopholes and rue political tensions.
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February 7, 2022

Children services' group tells Congress about crisis among Ohio workers, kids in foster care

More than half the caseworkers in Ohio’s children services agencies are at serious risk of mental health problems because of what they're dealing with at work.
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December 17, 2021

Ohio Senate okays medical marijuana for conditions including arthritis, autism and migraines

Senators overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand Ohio’s medical marijuana program to other conditions, some of which were rejected for medical pot by state regulators in the past.
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December 15, 2021

Ohio Senate OKs Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

More Ohio dispensaries could sell medical marijuana, cultivators could grow more of it, and more conditions would qualify for using it under legislation passed Wednesday by the Republican-led state Senate.
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November 17, 2021

U.S. overdose deaths hit new high; Biden administration announces strategy to reduce toll

The United States is heading for another new record in overdose deaths, with an American dying every five minutes.
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October 22, 2021

A proposed Biden drug policy could widen racial disparities, civil rights groups warn

A coalition of nearly 100 civil rights and criminal justice reform groups is protesting a Biden administration proposal that would potentially stiffen prison sentences for certain synthetic opioids, warning that it will exacerbate racial disparities already in the system.
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November 5, 2021

Governor DeWine Announces OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board Appointments

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced his five appointments to the OneOhio Recovery Foundation board and his two appointments to the Foundation’s expert panel.
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