Prescription drug abuse

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8:01 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Ohio Ranked 12th For Opioid Prescriptions

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates.

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7:27 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Bill Targets Juvenile Prescription Drug Abuse

The Ohio House has approved a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing drug abuse by youth.

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12:31 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

State Launches Anti-Drug Initiative

Ohio Governor John Kasich says although the state has made progress in fighting prescription drug abuse, it remains a problem.

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6:56 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Bills Would Address Ohio's Drug Abuse Problem

A group of state lawmakers has proposed a package of 11 bills designed to help address the state's drug abuse problem.

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11:56 am
Tue October 8, 2013

New Guidelines For Clinicians Prescribing Painkillers

Overdoses driven largely by painkiller addictions have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.

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6:44 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Ohio health system collects fingerprints to fight painkiller abuse

Holzer Health systems in Gallipolis is hoping a fingerprint collection
program will help it cut down on prescription painkiller abuse. 

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