Ohio AG's office study suggests link between stimulus checks, overdose deaths


COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Attorney General's Office released the results of a new study on Thursday, showing a possible link between federal stimulus checks and a record increase in opioid deaths.

According to Dave Yost, the study found a causal connection between the $1,200 stimulus checks in the second quarter of 2020 and a spike in overdose deaths in the spring of that year.