May 23, 2020

Narcan handed out to stem opioid overdose rise amid COVID-19

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 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.
April 15, 2020

Officials worry of potential spike in overdose deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic

Health officials worry extended isolation could exacerbate the problem.
March 4, 2020

Advocates, recovering addicts say Narcan access with proper treatment could help curb opioid crisis

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

'This is a suburbia problem': Franklin County deputies on front lines of opioid fight

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

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

Ohio Makes Plans To Allocate Eventual Opioid Settlement

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.