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January 17, 2020

States ranked by opioid overdose deaths

Ohio has the highest numbers of opioid overdose deaths in the country, according to the most recently available data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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January 17, 2020

Pharmacies Petition 6th Circuit to Overturn 'Sweeping Order' for Opioid Prescription Data

Pharmacies facing an Oct. 13 trial are challenging U.S. District Judge Dan Polster's order to provide opioid prescription data for thousands of stores nationwide. They also insist that at least two of his orders have not complied with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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January 16, 2020

Lucas County awarded $1M grant for Opioid Response Initiative

TOLEDO, Ohio — A $1 million grant from the state hopes to help curb opioid-related deaths in minority communities.
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January 16, 2020

Sen. Portman presses for permanent criminalization of Fentanyl-related substances

As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues, and with a criminalization order against fentanyl-related substances set to expire, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) took to the Senate floor this week urging legislation to permanently schedule the drugs.
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January 14, 2020

Central Ohio renews efforts to curtail drug overdoses, drug overdose deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSX/WTTE) — Central Ohio now leads the state when it comes to opioid overdose deaths.
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January 14, 2020

Latta directs attention to opioid crisis in Ohio

On Monday, Rep. Bob Latta, R-OH, joined a Congressional subcommittee with the intention of fighting opioid abuse in northwest Ohio.
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January 13, 2020

Drug Deaths Dropped Significantly In Ohio In 2018

Deadly drug overdoses in Ohio fell nearly 22 percent in 2018, to the lowest number in three years. And overdose deaths dropped in every category of drugs except one.
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January 13, 2020

Columbus city leaders to share 2020 plan for battling opiate crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — City of Columbus leaders are sharing their plan for battling the opioid epidemic.
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