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DEA report: Summit County’s spike in deadly opiate abuse part of a wider national trend


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Northeast Ohio’s struggle to combat the spike in heroin and fentanyl use reflects a growing fight nationwide, according to a report released by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Nationally, heroin has been responsible for a massive spike in overdose deaths. In 2014, 10,574 people died in the United States from heroin-related overdoses
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Panel to tackle Michigan's opioid abuse epidemic


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder created an advisory commission today to help his office establish policies and programs aimed at ending the prescription drug and opioid abuse epidemic in Michigan — an epidemic has caused thousands of overdose deaths in recent years in the state. The 17-member Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission will be tasked
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Fighting Obamacare, Many Red States Find Fewer Tools to Fight Opioid Addiction Epidemic


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

“Even as the heroin and prescription opioid crisis deepens nationally, thousands of poor patients with addiction cannot get treatment in states where political leaders have opposed the Affordable Care Act. Those patients are languishing on waiting lists for recovery programs or unable to get medicine to combat addiction because they can’t
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Treating Addiction in Court


Sunday, June 19, 2016

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/helping-not-punishing-addicts/487706/

25 arrested, indicted after 7-month drug investigation in Hancock County


Friday, June 17, 2016

FINDLAY, Oh. (WNWO) — A lengthy investigation in Hancock County has led to the arrest and indictment of 25 people. http://nbc24.com/news/local/25-arrested-indicted-after-7-month-drug-investigation-in-hancock-county

Ohio, KY could get up to $63 million for heroin, opioid treatment


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ohio and Kentucky stand to get an estimated $63 million in federal money for heroin and opioid addiction treatment if President Barack Obama gets his way. Both states rank in the top five in the nation for drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 population. Kentucky was fourth in 2014, with 24.7 drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 population. Ohio was right
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