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In Ohio’s fight against the opioid epidemic, coverage for all aspects of addiction treatment is key: Shawn A. Ryan

CINCINNATI — Ohio’s fight against the opioid overdose epidemic has been more of a marathon than a sprint. In our state’s race to save lives, there have been many signs of progress — from the influx of federal dollars going to state and local treatment programs to serious efforts to further incorporate evidence-based substance-use treatment…

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The Daily: How the Opioid Crisis Started (NY Times)

Originally Published in the NY Times | Full Story Link Here JULY 5, 2018 Prosecutors, seeking to hold someone accountable for the opioid epidemic, have been targeting doctors, dealers and users themselves. But those who made billions of dollars from sales of OxyContin, a painkiller at the center of the crisis, have gone largely unpunished.…

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Lorain County employers consider addiction in workplace

By Richard Payerchin, The Morning Journal 05/30/18, 8:22 PM EDT There are a number of practical steps business owners and managers can use to help workers battling addiction to opioids, said a leader of the National Safety Council. Jane Terry, senior director for government affairs for the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, spoke May 30 in Lorain…

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Opioid addiction takes center stage in annual county school superintendent summit

By Lisa Roberson  | The Chronicle-Telegram Published on May 16, 2018 ELYRIA — Lorain County’s education community took a step toward being more involved in the conversation surrounding the opioid epidemic by dedicating this year’s Superintendents’ Summit to the topic. In years prior, the summit was where the county’s 15 district leaders collectively met through…

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Countywide initiative to fight opioid epidemic

By Lisa Roberson  | The Chronicle-Telegram Published on Jan. 26, 2018 Lorain County has declared its own war on drugs, putting the widespread opioid epidemic in its sights and lining up some heavy hitters to take aim. Thursday evening, three powerhouse philanthropic foundations announced they are joining forces to spearhead a community coalition aimed at…

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Coalition takes aim at opioid addiction crisis in Lorain County

By Richard Payerchin, The Morning Journal | 01/25/2018 Dr. Don Sheldon, former University Hospitals regional president and president of University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, serves as keynote speaker during the announcement of the Philanthropic and Community Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic, Jan. 25, 2018. Sheldon said the epidemic plaguing Lorain County is “not a…

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