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Road to Kentucky Derby heads into Ohio

Road to Kentucky Derby heads into Ohio

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June 26 (UPI) -- The Road to the Kentucky Derby winds through the Cleveland area this weekend with an Ohio Derby lineup that includes last year's juvenile champion. Trainer Chad Brown seeks a fourth straight win in the Just a Game Stakes for fillies and mares on the Belmont Turf and has three of Saturday's seven starters. Advertisement On Saturday at Churchill Downs, the Stephen Foster with Tom's d'Etat and the Fleur de Lis with Midnight Bisou are "Win and You're In" races for the Breeders' Cup Classic and Distaff, respectively. Also on that card is the Bashford Manor for 2-year-olds -- always a race to watch for next year's Derby pointers. On the international front, there's the Irish Derby and Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in France, the World Sports ...
Naloxone sales up 2,300% in Ohio after law loosens pharmacist restrictions

Naloxone sales up 2,300% in Ohio after law loosens pharmacist restrictions

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Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Allowing pharmacists to dispense the life-saving drug naloxone without a prescription may help prevent overdose deaths among those who abuse or misuse opioids, a study published Friday in JAMA Network Open indicates. In in an analysis of Medicaid data on the drug, sold under the brand name Narcan, collected from Kroger Pharmacy locations in Ohio, researchers found doses dispensed in the state increased a whopping 2,328 percent from 2014 to 2017. Ohio enacted a state law five years ago freeing up pharmacists to provide the naloxone to those who need it without a doctor's authorization as part of an effort to prevent overdose deaths. "Pharmacists have a key and central role in helping to address the opioid crisis by providing naloxone -- the main medication used to treat o...
Ohio State QB Justin Fields: Injured knee is 80-85% healthy

Ohio State QB Justin Fields: Injured knee is 80-85% healthy

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Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields says his knee is 80 to 85 percent healthy, just days before the Buckeyes take on Clemson in one of the two national semifinals of the College Football Playoff. Fields made the comments to reporters Tuesday ahead of his team's appearance in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. The Heisman Trophy finalist plans to wear a brace during the game against the Tigers. "My knee's probably not where I want it to be right now," Fields said. "But I think with treatment every day and just resting it every day, hopefully, it will be better by the game." Fields aggravated a previous knee injury twice during the season -- in the Buckeyes' Nov. 23 win against Penn State and again in their big rivalry game victory at Michigan a week later. Fields has had only...

Settlement money won’t restore Ohio city upended by opioids

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The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic. But for public officials in Akron, no amount of money will restore the families and institutions that were upended by prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl. "The overwhelming sense of hopelessness that took over this community in 2016, you can't monetize that," former Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Greta Johnson told lawyers in a deposition in January. "Every single day the newspaper was reporting on the overdose death rates. You could not go into a community setting where there were not weeping mothers talking about their children." OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma struck a pr...
No. 10 Ohio State hopes to rebound vs. Nebraska

No. 10 Ohio State hopes to rebound vs. Nebraska

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When foot meets ball on Saturday in Ohio Stadium, almost everyone expects No. 10 Ohio State to come out and play angrily after what happened in its last game. That includes Nebraska, which visits the Horseshoe (noon ET, FOX) as Ohio State's first opponent since its 49-20 loss at Purdue on Oct. 20. "I foresee their team coming out and playing with their hair on fire at the beginning," Nebraska coach Scott Frost said. "We need to able to withstand that initial surge and play well at the beginning." Ohio State coaches spent the bye week analyzing what went wrong in West Lafayette and worked diligently in practice on fixing the issues. The weaknesses are glaringly obvious -- red zone inefficiency, the lack of a consistent running game on offense, penalties, and giving u...