Two Ohio counties get federal help against pain-pill abuse

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Two Ohio counties get federal help against pain-pill abuse

Columbus Dispatch –  The Obama administration today targeted Adams and Scioto counties for federal help in curbing the spread and abuse of painkilling prescription drugs in southeastern Ohio.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy said the Ohio counties have been designated “high density drug trafficking areas,” which means a $100,000 grant for each county…

“Ohio is on the front lines of the prescription drug epidemic, and we need every available resource to prevent the devastation we’ve seen in our communities,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who has been pressing for the White House action.

Brown added that the “designation will help local, state, and federal law enforcement officers prevent the suffering of too many Ohio families.”

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