March 4, 2020

Latta introduces legislation reducing barriers to non-opioid pain management alternatives

Congressman Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, has introduced H.R. 5833, legislation working to increase accessibility to non-opioid treatment for those suffering from chronic pain.
February 18, 2020

Opioid epidemic has some asking for Licking County syringe exchange program

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Several dozen faith leaders and other community members who attended a meeting Tuesday evening say they want the Licking County Board of Health to revisit their policy made one year ago to ban a syringe exchange program.
February 20, 2020

Latest Ohio opioid deal aims to appease cities, counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Local governments would get more authority over how Ohio's share of a national opioid settlement is spent — but their guaranteed percentage would remain at 30% — under an updated draft of the deal for divvying up the money that is being negotiated with the governor and attorney general.
January 28, 2020

This law makes it harder for athletic trainers to use lifesaving drugs:

DELPHOS, Ohio (WKRC) - The empty stands seemed strange to Tom Lane -- so strange the Delphos St. John’s athletic trainer pulled out his cell phone, snapped a photo and then joined the sideline for the national anthem.
February 3, 2020

Grants target recovery efforts in minorities

$350,000 award directs help toward minorities
February 2, 2020

Overdose reversal drug dispensing soared after Ohio law change

A new study by pharmacy researchers at the University of Cincinnati found a dramatic increase in the number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed in Ohio since a 2015 law change.
January 16, 2020

Sen. Portman presses for permanent criminalization of Fentanyl-related substances

As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues, and with a criminalization order against fentanyl-related substances set to expire, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) took to the Senate floor this week urging legislation to permanently schedule the drugs.
January 19, 2020

U.S. attorney: Make ban on fentanyl analogues permanent

Most Ohioans do not know that a deadly poison is being added to heroin, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and, yes, even marijuana. It is called fentanyl, or one of its analogues. And it is killing people.