Overdose

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April 29, 2021

DEA starts Project Wave Breaker to reduce amount of fentanyl coming in from Mexico

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched Project Wave Breaker to disrupt the flow of fentanyl into the United States.
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May 3, 2021

Overdose rises during pandemic, county ranks #16 in Ohio

According to data released earlier this month by Harm Reduction Ohio, Adams County ranked number 16 in Ohio for drug overdoses in 2020.
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May 2, 2021

Americans can take steps to fight fentanyl, which is involved in 76% of overdose deaths

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another public health crisis taking a toll on American families: overdose deaths from the synthetic drug fentanyl, an often-deadly opioid derivative.
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April 12, 2021

Opioids hit home in Columbus; 22-year-old dies of overdose

What You Need To Know: - Maya Earnest had a fun childhood, enjoyed Marvel movies with her family - She started running away as a teenager - She began taking opioids at 20 years old - Maya passed away at 22 years old due to heart failure after overdosing on opioids
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April 19, 2021

Overdose spike alert issued in Erie County

Erie County has experienced a spike in overdose incidents.
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April 20, 2021

Personal, public moves needed to end opiate surge

Though overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed 19,000 Ohioans and infected more than 1 million others over the past 15 months, a simultaneous and relentless epidemic refuses to loosen its monstrous grip on our state and nation.
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April 14, 2021

Fentanyl Ban Complicates Biden’s Plan to Shift Drug Policy (1)

Civil rights groups want fentanyl-like substance ban to end A record 85,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020
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April 7, 2021

Cuyahoga County saw record overdose deaths in March 2021

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson issued a public health alert after the county suffered at least 69 suspected overdose deaths in March.
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