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Panel refuses to separate baby cases from other opioid suits

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A panel of judges says lawsuits filed on behalf of babies born in withdrawal from opioids should be considered by the same judge who is presiding over hundreds of claims from local governments against the drug industry.

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Senate report finds price of overdose drug hiked 600%

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The company that makes a drug that has saved countless lives during the opioid epidemic sweeping the country increased the price of that drug 600%, costing taxpayers $142 million over four years according to a report from a committee chaired by U.S. Senator Rob Portman. 

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Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

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Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, alleging they added to the state's opioid crisis.

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Town Hall meeting to be held in Hubbard to address overdose epidemic

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CARE will be holding a Hubbard Town Hall meeting on Thursday, November 15th, at the Hubbard Senior Center. 

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Taft Promise Neighborhood hosting opioid education event Wednesday

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Taft Promise Neighborhood is hosting an opioid crisis event through a partnership with the Mahoning County District Board of Health and the Ohio Health Department. Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community drug overdose education and naloxone distribution program. 

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  • Why we are doing this

    Why we are doing this

    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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  • 21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    Friday, September 29 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-09-29 20:43:00 GMT

    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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