February 2, 2020

Overdose reversal drug dispensing soared after Ohio law change

A new study by pharmacy researchers at the University of Cincinnati found a dramatic increase in the number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed in Ohio since a 2015 law change.
December 18, 2019

Local Churches Team Up to Provide Naloxone Kits

Religious leaders in Stark County are taking new steps in an effort to reduce opioid overdoses.
November 30, 2019

What happens to the children?

Our region has recognized the realities of the opioid epidemic, and that it spreads across the country, not just in our area. There has been a lot of discussion about overdose deaths and Naloxone. But how much discussion have you heard about the effects of the opioid epidemic on the children, adolescents, indeed, the family of the person who is caught up in the abuse of opioids?
November 19, 2019

Hamilton County to be part of $350 million federal study to stop opioid deaths

HAMILTON COUNTY — Hamilton County has been chosen to be one of more than a dozen Ohio counties participating in a $350 million federal study that aims to target the nationwide opioid epidemic.
November 18, 2019

If you're 18 to 29, you're more likely to carry Narcan, new Ohio and Ky. polls show

If you're a Ohio or Kentucky adult from ages 18 to 29, you just might be more likely to carry the lifesaving opioid-overdose antidote naloxone than older people here.
November 13, 2019

Bill Would Make Ohio Train Pharmacists On Naloxone Law

Ohio law permits pharmacists to give the overdose antidote Naloxone without a prescription to people who deal with opioid addiction. One lawmaker is proposing a measure to help ensure pharmacists follow through.
April 1, 2019

The family behind OxyContin looked into profiting from solving the crisis they helped cause

After its opioid painkiller helped cause the nation’s drug overdose crisis, the family behind OxyContin allegedly wanted to try a new venture: addiction treatment.
January 22, 2019

Hope in the opioid crisis? Overdose deaths appear to be leveling off as states intensify efforts to save lives

Bill Kinkle hasn't worked as a nurse in nearly a decade. But the Pennsylvania man never leaves home without emergency medical supplies. Always on his belt: naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose and save a life.