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Valley Congressman Tim Ryan introduces bill to crack down on opioid distributors

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Valley CongressmanTim Ryan (OH-13), along with other representatives Annie Kuster, Evan Jenkins and Jim Cooper, introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the ability of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to pursue bad actors for distribution of prescription opioids. 

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The impact a disruption in services could have on drug recovery Video included

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Experts in drug recovery say no matter what stage you are in a disruption in service could trigger a relapse. 

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Opioid Solutions: Ohio puts out call for new ideas to combat epidemic Video included

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As part of our solution-based reporting on the addiction crisis, we traveled to the state's capital, where in an unusual move, Ohio is putting a call out to the world for new ideas to combat the opioid epidemic. 

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Mahoning County in need of dozens of foster families

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Mahoning County Children Services is putting out the call for help; there is a desperate need for foster families.  

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Ohio upgrades opioid prescription tracking technology

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The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has announced upgrades to a technology that allows pharmacists to pinpoint and prevent certain opioid addiction practices. 

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