February 14, 2020

ONU Faculty Members Publish Paper about Opioid Abuse in Rural Regions

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 12, 2020

Ohio county may need a second morgue to handle drug overdose deaths, coroner says

Franklin County experienced 10 overdose deaths on one day.
February 13, 2020

Local governments would get millions in Ohio opioid settlement

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

Ohio law dramatically increases access to overdose reversal meds

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

New tool shows fewer overdose victims at Ohio ERs

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

U.S. Attorney warns about the rise in Fentanyl overdose deaths

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 officials credit Quick Response Team for new low in opioid OD responses

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.
February 1, 2020

Chiropractor: Med-free options still lagging

Synthetic opioids and other drugs are still killing dozens, if not more than 100, people each day in the United States.