March 4, 2021

ProMedica receives $1.8 million in grants to combat opioid abuse

Program established a protocol for prescribing pain killers.
February 22, 2021

NEWS9 story leads to uptick in requests for Naloxone

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — Last week, we shared how anyone can request a free tool that has a proven track-record of saving lives.
February 15, 2021

NEWS 9 Special Assignment: The Forgotten Epidemic-The Opioid Crisis, Giving a Second Chance

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — A group is working to get a life-saving tool into the community shattered its goal.
February 1, 2021

Ohio county warns of spike in overdose cases

ERIE COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — The Erie County Health Department on Monday said the area has experienced a spike in overdose incidents.
January 11, 2021

Opioid Crisis: Free Kits Can Reverse Effects of Overdose

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public health spotlight is on COVID-19, but the opioid epidemic still is a major priority in Ohio with a continued tragically high number of drug-overdose deaths.
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.
October 10, 2020

After two years of progress, opioid overdoses on rise in Allen County

LIMA — Opiate overdoses were on the decline in Allen County, as federal and state funding gave way to a rapid expansion of treatment and public access to the overdose-reversal agent naloxone.
October 1, 2020

Amid pandemic, May was Ohio's deadliest overdose month in more than a decade

Drug overdoses killed more Ohioans in May than in any month in at least 14 years, a potential side effect of the coronavirus pandemic that leaders fear could flare up again before things get back to normal.