Ohio likely to see first overdose death drop ever, CDC estimates


Ohio will see its first drop in overdose deaths since the opioid epidemic started, if early national estimates are right.

It appears that Hamilton County will see a downturn, too.

Estimates show that Ohio's accidental overdose deaths will number 4,002 in 2018, down from 5,135 in 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreported Wednesday. That's about a 22 percent drop.