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Lawmakers announce package of bills designed to take on painkiller deaths, addiction in Ohio
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:56 AM EST
Ohio lawmakers have announced a new package of bills they hope will take a bite out of the prescription painkiller problem.
The bills are designed to decrease the amount of painkillers being prescribed in the medical system, keep addicts alive while preventing them from diverting more pills out of the medical system, and getting them effective treatment so they can recover.
The package includes 11 different bipartisan House bills.
Accidental overdoses from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the state in recent years.