opioids

A photo of opioid pain pills.
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It’ll be a while before the state puts out new official numbers on Ohio’s deadly opioid crisis. But the federal Centers for Disease Control says it has new stats that show the epidemic is nowhere close to slowing down.

photo of Daisy Tolliver with Dennis Crabrtree, Cliff Rosenberger and Scott Ryan
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Republican state lawmakers are hoping to help send a particular group of at-risk kids to college – those whose parents are addicted to opioids and other drugs. Republican House leaders hope to create the program with legislation being introduced soon.

Photo of Gov. John Kasich
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Wholesale drug distribution companies will have to revamp their recordkeeping to keep up with new state reporting standards. Ohio’s pharmacy board plans to roll out an enhanced monitoring system to track suspicious activities, in hopes of cracking down on opioid addiction.

photo of Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich covered a lot of ground at the annual AP legislative forum today (Wednesday). His topics included jobs, the economy, the opioid crisis and his future.

A photo of Yong Pei and Mike O'Connor.
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The state’s Third Frontier Commission has announced five winners for ideas and projects it thinks could make a difference in the fight against opioids. It’s the first part of a competition to find technology-based solutions to the opioid crisis.

Wright State University professor Yong Pei came up with glasses that use augmented reality to enhance what a patient senses after surgery.

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