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As deaths from opioid overdoses rise around the country, the city of Baltimore feels the weight of the epidemic.

"I see the impact every single day," says Leana Wen, the city health commissioner. "We have two people in our city dying from overdose every day."

The City of Columbus is spending 20 thousand dollars to purchase 329 doses of the opioid antidote naloxone for use by police.

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Some of the biggest players in the fight against Ohio's opioid epidemic told business leaders Wednesday it might be closer than they think, and warned them to be prepared. 

Washington Court House Police Chief Brian Hottinger says the goal of criminally charging drug users revived with naloxone is to help those addicts.

Franklin County officials Wednesday hosted a summit on the opiate crisis, which shows no signs of letting up in central Ohio or elsewhere.

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The city of Washington Court House is trying to fight the opioid epidemic by citing drug users who are revived with naloxone.

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Columbus police officials say more officers will be issued naloxone after the recent conclusion of a six-month pilot program.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation says more people died in Ohio from opioid overdoses in 2014 than in any other state.

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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.

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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.

Columbus police say nine people were treated for heroin overdoses Tuesday in the Linden neighborhood, raising the possibility a new, more potent form of the drug is being sold in the city. 

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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Two dozen concertgoers in Richland County suffered medical symptoms after they ate candy laced with a drug found in marijuana.

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After a weekend full of opiate overdoses in Columbus, city officials encouraged drug addicts to obtain the widely-available antidote and seek treatment. 

The Dublin school board has drafted a policy to place supplies of the heroin antidote naloxone in its buildings.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a year-long extension of a deal with a drug overdose antidote manufacturer to provide rebates for public agencies purchasing the drug.

The Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board is making free naloxone kits available to the families and friends of heroin addicts.

Cincinnati-based Kroger is following the lead of the CVS pharmacy chain in making the heroin overdose antidote naloxone available at its stores without a prescription.

The CVS drug store chain will carry the heroin overdose antidote naloxone at its Ohio stores.

Union County Sheriff's deputies are being equipped with the opiate overdose antidote Naloxone.

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  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the manufacturer of a drug overdose antidote will provide rebates for public agencies buying the drug over the next year.  

State Streamlines Training For Overdose Antidote

Jul 16, 2014
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The state is trying to take on the addiction crisis from different angles, including trying out a new drug that can save lives. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the attorney general’s office has streamlined the training to use this drug. 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill into law allowing friends or family members of addicts to administer a drug overdose antidote without the fear of prosecution. 

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill to provide a drug overdose antidote to friends or family members of addicts without the risk of prosecution.