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Drug Overdose Deaths

The Kaiser Family Foundation says Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths.

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A Columbus woman is behind bars, accused of selling a deadly dose of heroin.

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The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says two-thirds of retail pharmacies now offer the drug overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration records show Dublin-based Cardinal Health shipped 241 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia between 2007 and 2012.

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Columbus fire officials say 21 people were treated between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday for opioid overdoses.

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Ohio legislative Democrats say the state's opioid crisis is so bad that all lawmakers should be called to the Statehouse to deal with it.

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Hilliard police have filed drug and manslaughter charges against a woman who they say gave an an Upper Arlington man the heroin that led to his overdose death last June.

Child welfare advocates say more children are put into foster care amid the state's opioid crisis, but funding for children services agencies falls short.

As Ohio's heroin overdose epidemic nears a record high in deaths, lobbyists representing prescription drug makers poured more than 3.5 million into Ohio political coffers over the last decade.

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A state law taking effect today offers immunity to people trying to get help for someone overdosing on drugs, or victims who seek assistance.

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A Hamilton county judge has granted immunity to anyone who turns in heroin or other potentially fatal drugs after a surge in overdoses in the region.

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Hamilton County law enforcement and government officials plan to appear before a judge today for a hearing about the recent surge of heroin overdoses.

Ross County Sheriff's deputies are reporting a spike in heroin overdoses.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says lab tests confirm heroin seized in a recent arrest was mixed with carfentanil, a powerful elephant tranquilizer.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services officials say accidental drug overdoses killed a record 3,050  Ohioans last year,  an average of eight per day.

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State leaders say a committee of nearly two-dozen experts will study drug-use prevention education in schools, with orders to report back in three months.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says troopers seized seven times as much heroin during the first half of the year as they did during the first six months of 2015.

An online petition is calling on Ohio to quarantine heroin addicts.

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Multiple overdose deaths in one day last month in Columbus were caused by a mixture of heroin and Carfentanyl, a powerful large animal tranquilizer.

Arraignment is scheduled Wednesday for a Columbus woman indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on charges of injecting her father with a lethal dose of heroin.

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