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Ohio Had Record Number Of Heroin Overdoses In 2012

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Health officials say 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase.
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April 18, 2014

The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and public health crisis.

Mom Wants Overdose Reversal Drug Available To Families of Addicts

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Columbus Fire medics have administer Narcan about 5 times a day. It can reverse a heroin or prescription opioid overdose in minutes.
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February
17, 2014

The number of people dying from heroin overdoses in Ohio has increased exponentially. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow an addict’s family or friends to give a drug that can halt an overdose. Some medical experts worry expanding the drug’s availability could cause other problems.