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Painkiller-laced heroin flooding state of Ohio

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Ohio mom says son who died of overdose knew risks of painkiller-laced heroin flooding state By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press October 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio mother whose adult son died of a drug overdose this year said her son knew the risks posed by painkiller-laced heroin flooding the state. Sean O’Connor had […]

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How Heroin is Hitting the Foster Care System

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From: Pew Charitable Trusts — STATELINE October 9, 2015 Timothy Dick’s office receives all kinds of reports of child abuse and neglect. Perhaps a child has a broken bone, or is underfed, or has been left home alone for too long. But when caseworkers drive to the child’s home to investigate, they often discover the […]