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January 11, 2022

Study: Opioid Deaths Have Surged Among Older Black Men

A roughly tenfold increase in opioid deaths among adults 55 and older has been driven primarily by overdoses among Black men, according to a new study.
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December 8, 2021

Ohio drug overdose deaths jumped 26% in a year

The U.S. had more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths for the first time in a 12-month period, federal officials said. Nationally, there was an over 28% increase in drug overdose deaths in the one-year period ending April 2021 compared to April 2020. Ohio had more than a 26% jump in overdose deaths
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November 15, 2021

Alliance research shows shift to fentanyl overdose deaths

A new report released by the OHIO Alliance for Population Health shows a troubling shift in drug use trends amongst Ohioans.
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November 10, 2021

'These are illnesses': Ad campaign aims to reduce stigma around addiction, mental illness

A coalition formed to educate central Ohioans about the danger of opioids is taking its message statewide with a new advertising campaign that aims to reduce stigma around addiction and mental illness.
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October 29, 2021

The journalist who foretold the opioid epidemic sounds the alarm on the next wave

When journalist Sam Quinones went looking for a buyer for the book that became “Dreamland” a decade ago, there was little interest.
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October 7, 2021

Naloxone access doesn’t make heroin seem less risky

Study allays fears that the medication may encourage drug use
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October 13, 2021

Opioid overdose deaths 'skyrocketing' during COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio medical experts say

Healthy State Alliance is an initiative involving members from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Bon Secours Mercy Health.
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September 10, 2021

Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

A study published Thursday reveals a growing racial disparity in opioid overdose death rates. Deaths among African Americans are growing faster than among whites across the country. The study authors call for an "antiracist public health approach" to address the crisis in Black communities.
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