As opioid crisis worsens, a drug used to reverse overdoses can be difficult to access

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A drug used to reverse opioid overdoses has been hailed for saving thousands of lives nationwide, but some municipalities are having trouble accessing it. There has been a widespread push to distribute the drug, naloxone, to first responders and civilians in places that have been affected by the opioid crisis. Walgreens stocks the drug in pharmacies
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Courts Lucas County commissioners hire attorneys to explore joining opioid lawsuits

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ucas County officials gave the go-ahead Tuesday to possibly pursue legal action against opioid manufactures for reimbursement of costs incurred while dealing with the ongoing drug crisis. The county commissioners hired Zoll and Kranz LLC of Sylvania Township and Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a New York-based law firm, to work with the county prosecutor to
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Taylor seeks $1 billion to fight addiction crisis

Friday, November 10, 2017

COLUMBUS — Having dealt with overdose in her own family, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said she will seek $1 billion in new borrowing to fight Ohio’s opioid-addiction crisis if she is elected governor. The 10-year bond issue, which would have to be approved by voters, would be used to provide seed money for the private sector to invest in capital and
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Ohio Attorney General outlines opioid recovery plan

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is calling for a new, multi-pronged plan to help combat the opioid crisis in the state to be paid for by the drug companies, since he believes they contributed to the problem. A 12-point plan called “Recovery Ohio” was developed with a focus on increased treatment, tools for law enforcement, and expanding
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Officials say Trump’s opioid emergency won’t mean new money

Thursday, October 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency won’t bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills an estimated 142 Americans each day, but will expand access to medical services in rural areas and shift some federal HIV money to help addicts, White House officials said
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How many Vicodin is too many? University of Michigan has answers for doctors

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Doctors are prescribing 50 to 75 percent more addictive painkiller than they need, according to a new guide published by the University of Michigan. Michigan OPEN, an organization that aims to minimize the opioid epidemic in the state through a preventive approach focused on acute care prescribing, updated their list of prescription guidelines this month.
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