Overdose

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January 12, 2021

Attorney General Yost, bipartisan AGs push FDA to examine progress in opioid fight

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined a broad coalition of 48 attorneys general in pushing federal regulators to examine recent progress in their fight against opioid abuse.
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January 11, 2021

Opioid Crisis: Free Kits Can Reverse Effects of Overdose

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public health spotlight is on COVID-19, but the opioid epidemic still is a major priority in Ohio with a continued tragically high number of drug-overdose deaths.
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January 12, 2021

Ohio AG warns opioid epidemic is getting worse during the pandemic

Overdose deaths worse in last months of 2020
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January 11, 2021

Record surges in Ohio opioid overdoses prompts Yost to urge vigilance

COLUMBUS — More Ohioans died of an opioid overdose during a three-month period last year than at any time since the epidemic began, according to an analysis by a task force created by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
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January 12, 2021

Ohio opioid epidemic rages on amid coronavirus pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19. The year that shut down life as we know it, as society worked to outlast the virus until a vaccine could save the day.
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December 31, 2020

Sheriff: opioids still a crisis despite pandemic

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens says, even with the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest problem law enforcement faces remains the opioid crisis.
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January 2, 2021

Overdose deaths remain high in Ohio, U.S. in 2020

Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, the overdose epidemic is continuing across the country.
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January 5, 2021

Southeast Ohio agencies collaborate to fight opioid epidemic amidst pandemic

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio continues to experience an uptick in drug overdose deaths, now fighting an opioid epidemic on top of the ongoing pandemic. Agencies in southeast Ohio are teaming up to make recovery possible despite the challenges.
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