May 23, 2020
With Franklin County seeing a spike in overdoses since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a collaboration of first-responders, treatment providers and health and hospital officials has hit the streets to help save lives. Saturday, volunteers distributed Narcan and drug test strips at eight locations.
May 15, 2020
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
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.
March 4, 2020
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Access to a life-saving drug has expanded exponentially in recent years in Ohio. Some advocates think the increase in naloxone dispensing, both in pharmacies and through community initiatives, could eventually help curb the state’s opioid epidemic.
March 2, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Over 4,850 Ohioans died from drug overdoses in 2017. That’s more than car crashes, gun deaths and homicides combined, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
February 26, 2020
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
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on how Ohio will decide to divide funds from a major federal case against opioid manufacturers.