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Ohio Death Row Inmates Face Tougher Security Measures

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March
25, 2010

Inmates on Ohio’s death row will have less contact with other inmates and visitors, more inspections of their property, and tighter rules on their medications.

County Drug Card Saves Locals $1 Million

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October
29, 2009

Franklin County Commissioners tout the county prescription drug discount card that has saved local residents close to $1 million. WOSU reports even people with private insurance can benefit from it.

Prescription Drug Abuse Increases Among Columbus Youth

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July
16, 2009

A researcher at the Wright State University School of Medicine says a new report finds a significant increase in the abuse of prescription medications in central Ohio.

Franklin County Mental Health Agency Sues State

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June
30, 2009

The Franklin County agency that serves substance abusers and the mentally ill is suing State government. At issue is the how the state distributes funding to Franklin County’s Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board, or ADAMH.

Belize drug dealer sentenced to 17 years in federal prison

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December
7, 2007

A Belize man involved in a drug run from Mexico to Columbus was sentenced in Federal Court today. The man and his two brothers recruited young people from the area to smuggle cocaine and marijuana in oversized sneakers.

Bristol Myers Squibb settles with Ohio, other states

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September
28, 2007

Ohio is receiving more than 15 million dollars from a major drug company.

New Research Center Targets Infectious Disease

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June
20, 2007

The case of a traveler with XDR tuberculosis recently served as a reminder of the urgent need for better diagnosis, management and treatment for infectious disease.

A New Cancer Drug Increases Patients’ Financial Burdens

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August
31, 2006

A treatment for colon cancer has undergone criticism lately for its prohibitive costs. The drug is up for FDA approval to treat two new cancers, which means more access to state-of-the-art medicine, and also more financial problems for cancer patients.