Press & Media

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur: $1.5 million in opioid-focused awards

Originally Published in The Morning Journal | Full Story Link Here September 23, 2018 U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, an Ohio Democrat, announced Sept. 20 $1.5 million in funding to fight the opioid crisis, according to a news release. The Erie County Department of Health and Firelands Regional Health System each received a $250,000 Rural Health Opioid…

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Elyria police add second program to combat drug addiction

Originally Published in The Chronicle | Full Story Link Here Sept. 20, 2018 ELYRIA — Elyria police have launched a second program to help drug addicts and their families to resources that could help them. Elyria police piloted its Quick Response Team program May through July and have since made it a permanent program. On Wednesday,…

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Fight Drug Abuse, Don’t Subsidize It

Originally Published in New York Times | Full Story Link Here August 27, 2018 Almost 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016, a shocking 54 percent increase since 2012. Dangerous opioids such as heroin and fentanyl contributed to two-thirds of the deaths. This killer knows no geographic, socioeconomic or age limits. It strikes city…

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States Show the Way on the Opioid Epidemic

A Graphic from Kelsey Wroten

Originally Published in New York Times | Full Story Link Here August 24, 2018 The opioid epidemic is far from contained — the national death toll from drug overdoses climbed to a record high last year. But some states and cities are bucking the trend and showing how governments can get a grip on the worst drug…

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CDC Awards $28.6M for Big Data Analytics to Track Opioid Abuse

Originally Published in HealthIT Analytics | Full Story Link Here September 06, 2017 “This sort of data analytics team can tell us important information about prescription opioids—like which physicians are writing opioid prescriptions at a rate that far exceeds their peers; how many of a doctor’s patients died within 60 days of an opioid prescription;…

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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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