Governor aims to reduce Ohio’s overdose deaths

Friday, March 31, 2017

COLUMBUS — State agency leaders vowed Thursday to implement new restrictions on how many opiate painkillers may be prescribed at one time in Ohio’s latest effort to prevent the next generation of addicts. Calling the proposed rules a “done deal,” Gov. John Kasich said these actions, coupled with a crackdown on the law enforcement
Read More »

Ohio’s elderly often victimized by addicted relatives, friends

Friday, March 24, 2017

When the public and powers that be talk about the heroin crisis, they seldom mention a population that is fast becoming deeply affected: the country's elderly. Often invisible and forgotten, they're increasingly being drained of their life savings, neglected or abused by addicted family members and friends on whom they depend for care, officials say.
Read More »

Fentanyl Crisis: Columbus, Ohio Has One Fatal Overdose Per Day

Friday, March 17, 2017

The drug that killed Prince is slaying people at a rate of nearly one a day in Ohio's capital city. Fentanyl has already figured in 55 fatal drug overdoses in Columbus and surrounding Franklin County in January and February, the local coroner reported Friday. "The headline is that this is almost half the total number of fentanyl-related deaths we logged
Read More »

Ohio's overdose response team seeing successes

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Colerain Township Public Safety Director Daniel Meloy, who spent 25 years in law enforcement, saw a transition around 2009 in his town from cocaine and LSD to prescription pills and heroin. The Ohio township, with a population of 60,000, had 41 opioid-specific overdoses in 2011. The following year, the township saw 115 overdoses — a 125 percent
Read More »

Fatal overdoses double in Cuyahoga County compared with 2016

Saturday, March 4, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) - A medical examiner says Cuyahoga County saw the number of fatal overdoses from heroin and fentanyl double during the first two months of this year compared with same period in 2016. Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson said Friday there have been at least 109 fatal overdoses attributed to heroin and fentanyl during January and February compared
Read More »

Meth abuse surging

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

An increase in availability of methamphetamine has been linked to the nation’s heroin epidemic and local officials say the rise in accessibility to the stimulant is evident in more investigations and drug seizures. Methamphetamine and heroin provide two different kinds of inebriation. The former provides a flash “high” through
Read More »

Items 91-96 of 186