December 27, 2019

Portman Bill Allows States To Use Opioid Crisis Funds To Tackle Other Drugs

Starting next year, states will have the ability to use money dedicated to the opioid crisis for combatting other forms of drug use.
December 27, 2019

2020 To Be A Busy Year For Opioid Lawsuits

Legal battles over the opioid crisis will carry on into 2020, as several more cases begin to move toward trial in federal courts around the country.
December 26, 2019

Amid Opioid Crisis, Many Ohio Kids Leave Their Homes

More than a quarter of the nearly 27,000 children who were removed from their homes last year in Ohio, many because of their parents’ opioid addiction, were placed in the care of relatives or other adults deemed “kinship” — coaches, teachers or family friends.
December 26, 2019

‘They’re My Safe Place’: Children of Addicted Parents, Raised by Relatives

Nearly 27,000 children in Ohio were removed from their homes last year, many because of the opioid crisis. More than a quarter were placed in the care of relatives.
December 26, 2019

States get OK to shift U.S. opioid funding to growing meth, cocaine problems

Federal money that states get to combat the opioid crisis will be available starting next year to address the growing problem in the U.S. with methamphetamine cocaine and other psychostimulant addiction.
December 23, 2019

State Says Opioid Deaths Declined In 2018

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of drug overdose deaths in 2018 declined from the previous year.
December 23, 2019

Drug Overdoses Contribute To Rise In Midlife Mortality In Ohio River Valley

The Ohio River Valley has seen some of the largest jumps in mortality rates among people in midlife — those between ages 25 and 64 — in recent years. Appalachia has been hit especially hard by the opioid epidemic, and Ohio and West Virginia have suffered the worst, with the highest rates of overdose deaths.
December 20, 2019

Michael Bloomberg Makes First Presidential Campaign Visit To Ohio

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has made his first presidential campaign visit to Ohio.