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Ohio second in nation for highest drug overdose deaths per capita


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ohio had the second-highest number of drug overdose deaths per capita in 2016, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday. The report shows Ohio had 39.1 overdose deaths per 100,000 people last year, nearly double the national overdose death rate of 19.8 deaths per 100,000. That number was a sharp increase from
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Ohio awards innovators battling opioid addiction


Thursday, December 7, 2017

COLUMBUS — Ohio awarded $10 million in grants Thursday to six companies and a university that have come up with innovative scientific ideas to address the national opioid epidemic. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission awarded the grants for ideas that include development of pain-management alternatives and a mobile app to improve addiction treatment.
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Column: Drug companies donít deserve immunity


Sunday, December 3, 2017

In 1995 the Legislature voted to eliminate the rights of residents to sue pharmaceutical companies in the state. They passed an unprecedented law that prevents residents from gaining access to the civil justice system if they were harmed by dangerous drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration, with the limited exception that the drugmaker
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As opioid crisis worsens, a drug used to reverse overdoses can be difficult to access


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A drug used to reverse opioid overdoses has been hailed for saving thousands of lives nationwide, but some municipalities are having trouble accessing it. There has been a widespread push to distribute the drug, naloxone, to first responders and civilians in places that have been affected by the opioid crisis. Walgreens stocks the drug in pharmacies
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Courts Lucas County commissioners hire attorneys to explore joining opioid lawsuits


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ucas County officials gave the go-ahead Tuesday to possibly pursue legal action against opioid manufactures for reimbursement of costs incurred while dealing with the ongoing drug crisis. The county commissioners hired Zoll and Kranz LLC of Sylvania Township and Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a New York-based law firm, to work with the county prosecutor to
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Taylor seeks $1 billion to fight addiction crisis


Friday, November 10, 2017

COLUMBUS — Having dealt with overdose in her own family, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said she will seek $1 billion in new borrowing to fight Ohio’s opioid-addiction crisis if she is elected governor. The 10-year bond issue, which would have to be approved by voters, would be used to provide seed money for the private sector to invest in capital and
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