January 20, 2021

Opioids continue their deadly grip

As concerns continue to grow about the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing toll it takes every day, it’s easy to forget about other health issues that continue to have a devastating effect on our region.
January 13, 2021

Help available as opioid deaths rise in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- Dayton is known as the opioid capital of the United States, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says the opioid epidemic is worse than it’s ever been.
January 12, 2021

Addiction Recovery Providers Call On Biden To Address Opioid Crisis

Two health crises will confront President-elect Joe Biden when the Democrat takes office on Jan. 20: the coronavirus pandemic and the opioid epidemic.
January 12, 2021

Attorney General Yost, bipartisan AGs push FDA to examine progress in opioid fight

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined a broad coalition of 48 attorneys general in pushing federal regulators to examine recent progress in their fight against opioid abuse.
January 12, 2021

Ohio AG warns opioid epidemic is getting worse during the pandemic

Overdose deaths worse in last months of 2020
January 11, 2021

Record surges in Ohio opioid overdoses prompts Yost to urge vigilance

COLUMBUS — More Ohioans died of an opioid overdose during a three-month period last year than at any time since the epidemic began, according to an analysis by a task force created by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
January 12, 2021

Pandemic helped opioid epidemic surge in Ohio

The three months following our state's shutdown—April, May and June— set a record for the largest spike in opioid overdose deaths in Ohio in a decade.
December 31, 2020

Sheriff: opioids still a crisis despite pandemic

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens says, even with the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest problem law enforcement faces remains the opioid crisis.