Ohio AG says study shows connection between stimulus checks and opioid overdose deaths


Ohio’s attorney general says a study done by his office shows a connection between federal stimulus checks sent out during the first months of the pandemic and a rise in opioid overdose deaths.

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost said an investigator who works on the opioid crisis in his office assembled a team to look into stimulus payments after the pandemic began and deaths from opioid overdoses.