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Johnson & Johnson and two Ohio counties have reached a tentative $20.4 million settlement that removes the corporation from the first federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, scheduled to begin later this month.

Opioid Addiction And Stigma

Sep 20, 2019
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The public perception of opioid addiction and the reality for addiction victims, their families and loved ones often stand in stark contrast. 

Stigma is the problem.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: The opioid crisis and the role of stigma. 


Kirkersville Police Chief Died Of Fentanyl Overdose

Jul 13, 2018
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An autopsy shows the Kirkersville police chief fatally overdosed on the powerful opioid fentanyl.

Hundreds sit inside the sanctuary of Fellowship Baptist Church in Columbus to discuss and share ideas on how to fight the opioid epidemic.

More people died in Ohio from an opioid overdose than any other state in the country in 2014, according to the latest national numbers from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

It’s a dilemma law enforcement, faith groups and other community leaders are all trying to get a grip on. They’re hoping sharing as many ideas as possible can be the first step in winning the fight against this epidemic.

The Kaiser Family Foundation says that in 2014, Ohio had the highest number of deaths from opiate overdoses in the U.S.

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Columbus police have issued what they call an urgent public safety notice about a rash of suspected drug overdoses on Tuesday.

Ohio’s Heroin and Opioid Problem

Aug 1, 2016
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Unintentional overdoses leading to death due to heroin and opioids hit an all time high in 2014 and the issue continues to be called a state epidemic. In an effort to help the growing problem, Senator Rob Portman has helped push a bill through Congress that would give millions towards decreasing the high statistics of drug abuse and increasing treatment coverage.