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Opioid Overdoses

Ohio Public Radio

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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The City of Columbus has boarded up a Linden home linked to several drug overdoses in the neighborhood.

Ohio Public Radio

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.

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. 

Hilliard Police

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.

Ohio Public Radio

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

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a suspect on charges of selling the fentanyl-laced heroin that caused a rash of overdoses on Sunday.

Columbus police say seven people were treated Sunday for suspected opiate overdoses; one died.

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