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Test strips could help drug users detect deadly fentanyl


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Hudson man is hopeful an inexpensive test strip might help drug users avoid fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that killed his son and hundreds more in the past few years in Northeast Ohio. Greg McNeil, the founder of opioid addiction awareness organization Cover2Resources is working with several local agencies to buy
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If You're Serious, America: Here Are 26 Concrete Policy Steps to Reduce Opioid Addiction and Overdoses


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Drugs, mainly opioids, are killing Americans at a record rate. The number of drug overdose deaths in the country quadrupled between 1999 and 2010—and compared to the numbers we're seeing now, those were the good old days. Some 30,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2010. According to a new estimate from the New York Times, double that number died
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FDA seeks removal of opioid painkiller from the market


Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday asked a drug company to remove its opioid pain medication from the market, the first time the agency has made such a request because of the public health consequences of abuse. The agency concluded after an extensive review of Endo Pharmaceuticals’ Opana ER that the “benefits of the drug may no
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All candidates need opioid plan


Monday, June 5, 2017

4,149 overdose deaths. The number is staggering, heart-breaking. It is also Ohio’s reality — a reality that will be further shaped by 2018 state and federal races. Any candidate considering a run for office should enter the campaign season with a serious proposal for dealing with this epidemic.
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Driver accused of hit-skip that killed cyclist held on $600,000 bond


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CINCINNATI — A man who deputies said struck and killed a bicyclist Monday had ingested heroin, deputies said. Steven Sickle, 33, of Feesburg, Ohio, struck the cyclist in the shoulder of U.S. 52 near Nine Mile Road in Cincinnati just before 6 p.m., deputies said. The cyclist, William Rust III, 61, of Cincinnati, was thrown from his bike onto Sickle's
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Heroin addicts are your problem


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

(CNN)Dale Batdorff heard God's voice on a Sunday morning, as he cradled his dead, 21-year-old son in his arms. His beautiful boy -- once a star athlete who dreamed of becoming a firefighter -- had just overdosed on heroin."The Lord spoke very clearly," Batdorff told me. God "wanted me to do something so other parents would not have to deal with
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