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(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, oxycodone pills are displayed in New York. Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nati... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, oxycodone pills are displayed in New York. Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nati...

Q&A: Newly public data maps opioid crisis across US

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A trove of federal data made public for the first time this week shows that prescription opioids were shipped to places where the overdose crisis was at its worst. More>>

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Authorities: Pharmaceutical distributor indicted for opioids

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Federal authorities say a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor and others have been charged in Ohio with conspiring to distribute millions of painkiller pills.

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Rural Ohio county shows the impact of opioid influx

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Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian (ap-ah-LA'-chihn) region.

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Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

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The federal judge overseeing more than 1,500 lawsuits filed by city and county governments against manufacturers, distributors and retailers over the opioid crisis has ordered the public release of data showing where...

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Oklahoma AG calls company 'kingpin' in state's opioid crisis

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool). Judge Thad Balkman listens to a defense attorney during the last day of testimony in Oklahoma's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson Friday, July 12, 2019, in Norman, Okla. Closing arguments are schedu... (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool). Judge Thad Balkman listens to a defense attorney during the last day of testimony in Oklahoma's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson Friday, July 12, 2019, in Norman, Okla. Closing arguments are schedu...
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Closing arguments are scheduled to begin in Oklahoma's case against Johnson & Johnson alleging the consumer products giant and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis. More>>

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    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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    The 21 News team is embarking on a special project to combat the heroin epidemic in our community. 

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  • 21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    21 WFMJ, local media outlets come together to battle heroin epidemic

    Friday, September 29 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-09-29 20:43:00 GMT

    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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    Three reporters in the Mahoning Valley, Renee Fox, Jordyn Grzelewski, and Lindsay McCoy, have worked aggressively in recent years exposing the death and destruction wrought by the heroin crisis, yet despite their dire warnings on television, on the web and in newspapers, the situation here has worsened dramatically.

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