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Ohio agencies says there will be hundreds of sites open on Saturday where residents can get rid of old or unwanted prescription drugs.

Researching Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Easier

Aug 27, 2019

Researchers hoping to study marijuana for scientific and medical purposes are one step closer to expanding their limited supply of the plant.

This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for permission to cultivate the plant for scientific research.

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A new study out of Columbus show a dramatic increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers regarding a popular herbal supplement. 

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White House senior advisor Stephen Miller says President Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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Ohioans turned in more than 35 thousand pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs last month during  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is sending law enforcement teams to Cleveland, Cincinnati and cities in four other states to help stop the flow of heroin and synthetic opioids.

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The head of Dublin-based Cardinal Health, a defendant in multiple lawsuits filed by communities and states over the distribution of opioids, says his firm plans a vigorous defense.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by West Virginia authorities alleging it fed the state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to pay 44 million dollars to settle Justice Department lawsuits for failing to report large orders for painkillers in 2011 and 2012.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration records show Dublin-based Cardinal Health shipped 241 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia between 2007 and 2012.

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Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer has been indicted on 43 counts involving drugs.

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Police chiefs in Sandusky County are accusing the county sheriff of stealing drugs.

The Federal Trade Commission is fining Dublin-based Cardinal Health nearly 27 million dollars for having a monopoly on drugs used to detect heart problems, and overcharging clinics and hospitals in 25 U.S. markets.

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The Ohio Attorney General's Office says more than 14 tons of unwanted prescription medications were disposed of last Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.