Critics slam Kasich's flat funding of drug-addiction fight

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich stood firm Wednesday against charges from lawmakers and others that the state is not doing enough to tackle the nation's leading number of drug-overdose deaths, principally from opioids. Noting that his budget proposal maintains the state's $1 billion-a-year investment to battle drug addiction - mainly pain pills, heroin and other
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DeWine proposes ways to combat escalating opioid abuse

Friday, January 27, 2017

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today told a gathering of area law enforcement officials that his office works to assist their needs. Mr. DeWine spoke for about 20 minutes to the Metro Toledo Criminal Justice Administrators group at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon. He outlined a series of proposals to address escalating opioid abuse statewide, and reiterated
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South Euclid police find addicts carrying heroin antidote during arrest

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio - Signs an epidemic is worsening here in Northeast Ohio: local police departments are now finding more than Heroin when they arrest addicts. The arrests are becoming more and more common for heroin including possession, use, sale, but the most recent, here in South Euclid, stood out. Police arrested two young men, and they had heroin,
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Would healthcare repeal cripple Ohio's efforts to fight drug epidemic?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

With Ohio leading the nation in opioid-related overdose deaths, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today warned that repealing the Affordable Care Act would kick thousands of Ohioans off of addiction treatment and cut billions of dollars from communities working to combat the opioid epidemic nationwide. “Repealing the law would immediately interrupt
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Good Samaritan Act is now law in Michigan

Thursday, January 5, 2017

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) The so-called Good Samaritan Act is now law in Michigan. The law allows anyone to seek help for themselves or someone else for a drug overdose without fear of prosecution. Nancy King, one of the co-founders of the Southwest Michigan Chapter of FAN (Families Against Narcotics) tells Newschannel 3 she lost her 21-year-old
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Epidemic and emergency, or why Ohio must do more in response to its opioid overdose deaths

Monday, January 2, 2017

Ohio leads the nation in deaths due to heroin and other opioid overdoses. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the toll climbed from 2,106 in 2014 to 3,050 last year, with an even higher number projected for 2016. Ohio outpaces New York and California, states with much larger populations. The national rate for deaths by opioid overdose is 10.4 per
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