February 14, 2020
Ohio Northern University faculty members Ross Kauffman and Keith Durkin have taken an interdisciplinary approach to the multifaceted problem of opioid abuse in the region. The resulting paper from their research, “Impact of Emotional Distress on Prescription Opioid Abuse in a Rural Juvenile Drug Court Sample,” was published in the December 2019 edition of the Ohio Journal of Public Health.
February 13, 2020
COLUMBUS — As state and local governments get closer to uniting in a high stakes effort to settle with the opioid industry, newly revealed documents shared with the Dayton Daily News give a glimpse of how a settlement could break down.
February 4, 2020
The number of prescriptions to a life saving overdose reversal medication grew in Ohio grew by 2,328% following a state law change in 2015.
February 10, 2020
The state is now making suspected overdose emergency department visit data publicly available, giving a more timely and detailed look at the opioid overdose crisis than the current death certificate data available.
February 6, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — During President Trump's State of the Union address he said the opioid epidemic was getting better in Ohio. However, while heroin overdoses are down, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, David DeVillers said overdose deaths caused by Fentanyl are at an all-time high.
January 28, 2020
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Colerain Township officials reported a seven-year low in opioid overdose responses, and they credit part of their success to the creation of their Quick Response Team.