February 22, 2018

House Panel Announces Opioid Enforcement Bills Ahead of Hearing

"As the people's representatives, we need to make sure law enforcement can get dangerous, illicit drugs out of our communities and licensed health professionals are able to safely dispose of unused prescriptions, particularly opioids.”

June 01, 2017

A Columbus Dispatch analysis substantiates that fact, finding there were at least 4,149 unintentional drug overdoses in Ohio in 2016, a 36 percent increase from the previous year’s 3,050, which led the nation. The analysis shows 119 overdose deaths in Stark County.

June 21, 2017

An estimated 800 people in Montgomery County will die this year from drug overdose, more than double the 370 overdose deaths the county recorded last year, giving it the unfortunate distinction of logging the most overdose deaths in the country per capita, according to the county's coroner's office.

June 19, 2017

Ohio is ground zero for illicit fentanyl use in the U.S. MSNBC Correspondent Jacob Soboroff reports.

June 05, 2017

No one in Montgomery County needs to rely on federal data to measure the viciousness of the opioid epidemic. As of June 1, the county had tallied 360 drug overdose deaths.

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