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CDC to help Ohio deal with deadly twist to heroin epidemic

Friday, October 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Government doctors who study disease are helping Ohio find solutions to a wave of overdose deaths caused by a powerful painkiller mixed with heroin.

Experts in epidemiology and behavior with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to arrive in the state Monday at the request of the Department of Health and could be in Ohio for several weeks. The six-person team will study deaths related to the painkiller fentanyl, which has flooded the state in recent years.

“It really just gives a different set of eyes to look at the issue that will help us as we are looking to develop prevention activities here in our state,” Dr. Mary DiOrio, the Health Department’s medical director, told The Associated Press..."

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