October 21, 2020

Confronting Ohio’s rural opioid crisis: Jim Carroll

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Throughout Ohio and across the country, as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, another health crisis remains: drug addiction.
October 29, 2020

Opioid Crisis: Critics Say Trump Fumbled Response To Another Deadly Epidemic

When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in Manchester, N.H., a week before the 2016 election, he said the opioid crisis was destroying lives and shattering families.
October 21, 2020

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it was over, she turned off the television and climbed into the bed her 25-year-old son Jordan used to sleep in.
September 29, 2020

I lost my son to an opioid overdose. COVID-19 will only bring more deaths of despair.

Former vice president Joe Biden knows what it means to lose a loved one. And he has a plan to tackle the scourge of opioid addiction in America.
September 14, 2020

How Politics Left Opioid Treatment Clinics Without PPE for Months

It was Monday, March 23, 2020, and Joelyn Alfred was about to submit her request for personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Georgia’s Division of Public Health. As director of a small methadone clinic, she had been bracing for the coronavirus pandemic to hit her facility north of Atlanta for weeks.
September 1, 2020

Stephens, Ohio House Discusses Bills during Session

COLUMBUS — State Representative Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) on Tuesday voted on several bills during House session.
September 1, 2020

Ohio to receive $96 million to battle opioid epidemic

Rep. Ryan says the funding provides resources for those suffering to get help.
September 8, 2020

Ohio lawmakers pass bill aimed at combating opioid deaths

The Ohio House passed House Bill 341, legislation aimed at combating opioid deaths throughout the state.