Kids Overdosing on Med For Opioid Addiction

Monday, June 25, 2018

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young American children are being sickened -- and even dying -- after being poisoned by a drug used to fight opioid addiction, a new report contends. Investigators reported that between 2007 and 2016, more than 11,000 emergency calls were made to U.S. poison control centers after a child or teen was exposed to
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Addressing a national health emergency

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Very few places in America have been harder hit by the opioid crisis than the state of Ohio. According to CDC data, the Buckeye State ranked second, only behind neighboring West Virginia, in overdose death rates per 100,000 residents in 2016. Over the last few years these mortality rates have continued to climb, despite new restrictions on prescription
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Michigan’s New Opioid Rules, Explained

Friday, June 8, 2018

Several pieces of legislation regarding opioid prescriptions have just gone into effect, or will do so over the next several months, affecting health care providers across the state of Michigan. Other states may follow suit or may already have passed similar provisions. Each new requirement aims to chip away at the epidemic of misuse, addiction, overdoses
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Northeast Ohio paramedics are still experiencing drug shortages after Hurricane Irma

Thursday, May 17, 2018

PARMA, Ohio - Fire stations across northeast Ohio are experiencing a shortage of medications they use while responding to emergencies, causing them to use different drugs. The shortage is one of the lasting impacts of last summer's Hurricane Irma. Lately, when firefighters race to a call their drug supply isn't what it used to be. "A lot of medications
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Needle exchange program offers fentanyl test strips

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fentanyl has become the scourge of anyone trying to fight Ohio’s opioid epidemic: deadly in small quantities and appearing in an increasing number of fatal overdoses. Users never can be sure what has been mixed with what they believe is heroin or cocaine after the drug is cut and sold several times. Now, Lucas County’s needle exchange program
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Drug Take Back Day spotlights Ohio’s ongoing opioid crisis

Saturday, April 28, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Police departments throughout Northeast Ohio collected unused and old prescription drugs Saturday for the 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. “You want to get rid of them, they are in your cabinet but you don’t know how. You don’t want to throw them down the toilet. You don’t want to put
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