Kasich’s Opioid Regulations Backfire

Friday, February 17, 2017

Every five hours, someone overdoses on heroin in Ohio. One in every nine deaths from heroin overdoses in the U.S. occurs in Ohio, leading the nation. In Lorain County, approximately 140 people died from heroin overdoses in 2016, according to The Chronicle-Telegram. On the other hand, according to The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio has lower rates of oxycodone and
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Are local resources enough to combat Ohio's opioid epidemic?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper, one other underlying issue is the lack of funding from the state government. He issued a statement the morning of DeWine's statewide meeting, saying more talk and PR will not solve Ohio's heroin epidemic. "Their rhetoric in every forum is, 'Oh, it's up to local grass-roots efforts,'" Pepper said. "If that's
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Giving Narcan to addicts can be counterproductive

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Giving Narcan to addicts can be counterproductive The heroin and fentanyl epidemic continues to grow in Northeast Ohio. The number of opiate drug deaths exceeds traffic- related fatalities. Much is said about drug treatment, but little is said about keeping heroin out of our communities. As a registered nurse, I appreciate the well-intended efforts to
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Critics slam Kasich's flat funding of drug-addiction fight

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich stood firm Wednesday against charges from lawmakers and others that the state is not doing enough to tackle the nation's leading number of drug-overdose deaths, principally from opioids. Noting that his budget proposal maintains the state's $1 billion-a-year investment to battle drug addiction - mainly pain pills, heroin and other
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DeWine proposes ways to combat escalating opioid abuse

Friday, January 27, 2017

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today told a gathering of area law enforcement officials that his office works to assist their needs. Mr. DeWine spoke for about 20 minutes to the Metro Toledo Criminal Justice Administrators group at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon. He outlined a series of proposals to address escalating opioid abuse statewide, and reiterated
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South Euclid police find addicts carrying heroin antidote during arrest

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio - Signs an epidemic is worsening here in Northeast Ohio: local police departments are now finding more than Heroin when they arrest addicts. The arrests are becoming more and more common for heroin including possession, use, sale, but the most recent, here in South Euclid, stood out. Police arrested two young men, and they had heroin,
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