January 28, 2021

Ohio Invests in Opioid Detection Tech for Investigators

A pair of agencies in one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic has invested in handheld devices that identify dangerous substances in minutes, saving time and potentially first responders’ lives.
January 26, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Agencies Deploy 908 Devices Handheld Mass Spec Device to Aid Law Enforcement Cases Involving Illicit Drugs

MX908 detects and identifies chemical compounds at trace levels onsite and in seconds to minimize opioid exposure risks for field investigators and serve as a high fidelity field test
January 12, 2021

Ohio opioid epidemic rages on amid coronavirus pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19. The year that shut down life as we know it, as society worked to outlast the virus until a vaccine could save the day.
January 2, 2021

Overdose deaths remain high in Ohio, U.S. in 2020

Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, the overdose epidemic is continuing across the country.
January 5, 2021

Southeast Ohio agencies collaborate to fight opioid epidemic amidst pandemic

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio continues to experience an uptick in drug overdose deaths, now fighting an opioid epidemic on top of the ongoing pandemic. Agencies in southeast Ohio are teaming up to make recovery possible despite the challenges.
December 30, 2020

Federal Government Crackdown to Cause Major Disruptions for International Shipping in 2021

Few countries are in compliance with an opioids-related mandate set to take effect Jan. 1 as lawmakers criticize Trump administration for "falling down on the job."
December 29, 2020

Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Spike During Pandemic

OHIO — The state documented a high number of drug overdose deaths in the first half of 2020, outpacing 2019 by nearly 20%. That's according to a new report from Harm Reduction Ohio, a Granville-based nonprofit which consists of a group of epidemiologists and other health professionals.
December 23, 2020

Overdose Deaths Hit New Highs As Pandemic Worsens Opioid Crisis

New federal data shows the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to the country’s deadliest 12-month period for drug overdose fatalities, including a sharp increase in overdose deaths in the Ohio Valley.