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Officials say Trumpís opioid emergency wonít mean new money


Thursday, October 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency won’t bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills an estimated 142 Americans each day, but will expand access to medical services in rural areas and shift some federal HIV money to help addicts, White House officials said
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How many Vicodin is too many? University of Michigan has answers for doctors


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Doctors are prescribing 50 to 75 percent more addictive painkiller than they need, according to a new guide published by the University of Michigan. Michigan OPEN, an organization that aims to minimize the opioid epidemic in the state through a preventive approach focused on acute care prescribing, updated their list of prescription guidelines this month.
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Opiate treatment program in Lucas County Jail gets national attention


Monday, October 16, 2017

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Mark O'Neil works with many jail inmates who are addicted to opiates and heroin. But to his surprise, many of them say jail was the best thing that happened to them. “What surprised me was just how much they were grateful that they were in jail, because it saved their lives and gave them pause," said O’Neill. What saved
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How TPD officers protect themselves from heroin


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Heroin is putting officers lives at risk. In Wednesday's Crime Fighters report we look at how science is protecting officers from the deadly drug. "I work the day shift and people overdose all day long," said Officer Mickey Mitchell. K-9 handler Mickey Mitchell and his partner Yuma know the dangers of heroin on the streets. TPD has
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Doctors are tackling the opioid crisis with their own drugs ó but is it enough?


Monday, October 2, 2017

Physicians are on the front lines when it comes to confronting the stark realities of the opioid epidemic. Not only are they the ones holding the prescription pads, but they’re also in the emergency rooms when drug overdose patients are brought in—these days at an alarming rate. That’s why a number of physicians are hoping to tackle the
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Pathways forward in opioid fight are paved with data


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LORAIN COUNTY – We use data for almost everything we do: find the nearest gas station or café, view medical records or track crime statistics. This list is nearly endless. So, why not use data to fight the opioid crisis? A central repository of collected and up-to-date information will be accessible to for-profit organizations, like treatment
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