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ProMedica receives $1.8 million in grants to combat opioid abuse

Program established a protocol for prescribing pain killers.

TOLEDO, Ohio — ProMedica announced Thursday it has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for its substance abuse program.

The Comprehensive Care for Substance Use in Ohio Emergency Departments program includes a standardized protocol for prescribing opioids for managing chronic and acute pain. The program is receiving $1,983,000 in grant money.

ProMedica also created a naloxone distribution program being implemented in all of its Ohio-based emergency departments. ProMedica is also partnering with Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati and Premier Health in Dayton combat opioid abuse.