DEA: Opioids among ‘top threats’ in Michigan

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CADILLAC — The opioid epidemic has impacted the entire country and Michigan has been significantly affected. In 2017, 70,237 people died from drug overdose deaths in the United States, an increase of 9.6 percent from 2016. In Michigan, from 2016 to 2017, drug overdose deaths increased by 13.9 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control
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How Dayton, Ohio, halved opioid deaths in 2018 – and inspired other cities

Monday, March 4, 2019

Growing up in the farmlands around Dayton, south-west Ohio, a teenage Randy Carmack knew many “little old ladies” whose cupboards contained powerful painkillers. “One had a leg amputation and she didn’t like her fentanyl patches, so I bought her prescription from her granddaughter,” he said. Carmack had dabbled with the
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Flint sues drug companies, says it’s owed for fallout of opioid crisis

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FLINT, MI -- The city has joined other Michigan municipalities suing big pharmaceutical companies for creating a hazard to public health through the production and spread of opioids. “We’re done. Enough is enough. We’re taking back the city,” Mayor Karen Weaver said Tuesday, Feb. 19, at a news conference to announce the lawsuit,
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Ohio doctors must now offer overdose antidote naloxone to some pain patients

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Doctors who prescribe relatively high doses of opioids to treat long-term pain are now required to offer patients an additional prescription — for the overdose antidote naloxone. The rule, which went into effect in December, is among a handful of new regulations for opioid prescribing in Ohio that aim to increase awareness about the risk of misuse and
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Rev. King's work lives on through Toledo activists

Monday, January 21, 2019

Mr. Mack — a 2018 inductee into the area’s Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame and the recipient of its most recent distinguished service award — said he founded Toledo’s Buffalo Soldiers chapter in 2013 because of his fascination with African-American history and his desire to embody values put forth by the Rev. Martin Luther King,
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Facebook Junkies Are Similar to Drug Addicts, Study Finds

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A link has been found between excessive use of social media and behaviour seen in drug addicts. US scientists conducting a gambling experiment found that the worst performers tended to be those hooked on social media sites such as Facebook. Precisely the same trend has been seen in people who abuse drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
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