April 16, 2020

Job loss, anxiety, isolation: Coronavirus is a prescription for more opioid use

We need to rework and strengthen the recovery networks that have been decimated due to COVID-19. We can't afford to lose the war on opioid addiction.
April 8, 2020

Recovery advocates raise concern toward social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Some recovery advocates believe a recent surge in overdose deaths could be related to the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 10, 2020

Pharmacist prescribing of naloxone improves access to life-saving medication

The number of naloxone orders dispensed in Ohio surged by 2,328% after the Ohio General Assembly approved a law in 2015 allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription, according to a recent study in JAMA Network Open. With prior studies estimating a 14% reduction in death by opioid-related overdose in states where access to naloxone is increased, the findings are significant.
February 26, 2020

Tracking Narcan: Why health experts say it's hard to do

MIAMI VALLEY, Montgomery County, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- The overdose reversal drug naloxone has saved thousands of lives, drastically dropping the number of overdose deaths in the Miami Valley.
February 29, 2020

Columbus heroin addict: 'You either going to be high, or dead'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — It’s easy for Lagenna to describe the feeling she gets after sticking a syringe full of potent drugs into her body.
February 4, 2020

Ohio law dramatically increases access to overdose reversal meds

The number of prescriptions to a life saving overdose reversal medication grew in Ohio grew by 2,328% following a state law change in 2015.
February 5, 2020

Study: Naloxone dispensing increased more than 2,000% in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) - Research shows naloxone was dispensed more than 2,000% in Ohio since it was made available without a prescription in 2015.
January 31, 2020

Study: Naloxone dispensing in Ohio increased over 2,000% since 2015

Obtaining naloxone without a prescription has made a “huge impact” in Ohio, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati.