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Curbing Overdose Deaths

All hands on deck in Ohio

Ohio is among four states taking part in an ambitious effort to stem the tide of the opioid crisis. 

The state is receiving nearly $70 million in federal funding for The HEALing Communities Study aimed at reducing overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years. 

A coalition of universities, led by Ohio State and the University of Cincinnati, will focus on 19 counties hit hardest by the epidemic. 

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