Ohio’s New Overdose Rates Are Truly Insane

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ohio has been among the states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic for years, but data released Wednesday from the state’s Department of Health makes clear that the problem is only worsening: between 2015 and 2016, overdose deaths rose by 33 percent. The epidemic’s ripple effects are manifold, straining morgues, emergency services, and foster
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Kapszukiewicz wants city to sue drug makers and suppliers

Monday, August 28, 2017

Toledo mayoral candidate Wade Kapszukiewicz said Monday the city of Toledo should join a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and suppliers. Mr. Kapszukiewicz, an unendorsed Democrat, announced his stand at a news conference outside the Lucas County Courthouse where he was joined by a couple who lost their son to heroin addiction that began with the use of
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Health systems unite for hospital-specific response to opioid epidemic

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cleveland-area hospitals are partnering together to tackle the opioid epidemic through the Northeast Ohio Hospital Consortium on Opioid Addiction. The consortium, which includes Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and University Hospitals, was formed after hospital leaders agreed late last year to help fund a full-time position
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More than 4,600 drug-related crashes in Ohio last year

Thursday, August 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just
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New study ranks Ohio 8th in the nation for doctors taking money from prescription opioid manufacturers

Saturday, August 12, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- One in five family doctors and one in 12 of all doctors have received payments from major drug companies hawking highly-addictive opioid painkillers that are, in part, at the root of America's skyrocketing heroin epidemic, according to a new study published this week.
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Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Emergency

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threw the weight of the White House behind the fight against the opioid crisis Thursday and declared it a national emergency. "The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "It’s a national emergency.
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