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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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Sessions wants ‘war’ on prescriptions, but Ohio’s done that for years


Thursday, August 3, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Columbus on Wednesday to announce a new effort to crack down on doctors, pharmacists and others who are profiting by improperly prescribing and selling opioids. But the initiative was greeted with some skepticism in the Buckeye State, where efforts to clamp down on prescription opioids go back about a decade.
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Lucas County DART Program featured on CNN


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Our country is battling a growing and ever changing health crisis with the heroin epidemic. To stay one step ahead of the epidemic, law enforcement continues to find new ways to prevent more tragic stories of addiction. CNN visited Lucas County this week to profile the sheriff's Drug Abuse Response Team or DART Unit. "CNN really felt that this was
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Initiative looks to train Toledo residents in use of Narcan


Monday, July 31, 2017

Sarah Heslet’s life had once been defined by addiction. A longtime alcoholic and cocaine addict, she began snorting Oxycontin in 2004 and taking heroin in 2008. It wasn’t until 2015, when she woke up one morning to the realization that “51 percent wanted me to live and 49 percent wanted me to die,” that she ended the potentially
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