June 23, 2020

Iso: The New Synthetic Opioid That Is Causing Overdose Deaths

-A new synthetic opioid known as “iso” is causing an increasing number of opioid overdose deaths. -Isotonitazene is a synthetic version of etonitazene. -Experts say it’s rapidly becoming more popular in the illegal drug market in the United States. -They add that the drug is difficult to detect on standard opioid tests.
June 21, 2020

Opioid crisis lingers amid coronavirus

Health officials concerned about shift away from reforms, scrutiny of drug companies
June 8, 2020

Coronavirus can't stem central Ohio opioid abuse

The notices have been posted like clockwork, just about every week, on the Franklin County coroner's Facebook page and mentioned during the county commissioners' daily administrative briefings.
June 10, 2020

Cuyahoga County reports near-record 66 drug overdose deaths in May, and number could rise, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- At least 66 people died in May after overdosing on heroin, fentanyl or cocaine in Cuyahoga County, and that number could rise to an all-time high for a single month once more test results are confirmed, the medical examiner’s office said.
June 10, 2020

'Iso,' a deadly new synthetic opioid, has hit American streets

(HealthDay)—A new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl is causing overdose deaths at an ever-increasing rate, experts warn.
May 15, 2020

Ashtabula County participating in national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths

Ashtabula County was selected as one of 67 communities across Ohio, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York to participate in a national study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.
May 11, 2020

CAC offers virtual Narcan training this month

The Community Action Commission (CAC) of Fayette County has the opportunity to provide free Narcan training and distribution every Friday of this month at 10:30 a.m.
May 11, 2020

Portman Column: Address addiction in pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world, it seems as though every aspect of life before this crisis has been put on hold. Yet even in this unprecedented time, we cannot forget about the many concerns we had before the pandemic.