February 21, 2023

Allen County has to make a decision about what to do with opioid settlement dollars

ALLEN COUNTY, OH (WLIO) - Allen County is trying to figure out what they are going to do with its portion of around 900 million dollars in settlements from drug manufacturers and distributors.
February 21, 2023

Ohio To Offer Free Naloxone Access Cabinets to Public Colleges, Universities to Provide Life-Saving Medication to Students

Press Release from the Ohio Department of Higher Education: COLUMBUS, OH, February 21, 2023 – Governor Mike DeWine’s RecoveryOhio Initiative, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), and the Ohio Department of Health today announce a collaboration to provide emergency naloxone access cabinets for installation on public college and university campuses around the state.
February 20, 2023

DEA: 6 out of 10 opioid-like pills ‘will kill you’ with ‘deadly amount of fentanyl’

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is fighting back against millions of dollars worth of fentanyl making its way into the United States and Ohio.
February 17, 2023

Suspected overdose victim revived in Bellefontaine

A suspected overdose victim was revived at his Kent Drive residence Wednesday evening around 7:30.
February 16, 2023

College campus puts in ‘Nalox boxes’ to prevent overdoses

What You Need To Know: Clark State College just put in 'Nalox boxes' or opioid rescue kits on campus. Each kit comes with the overdose reversal drug Naloxone/Narcan along with life-saving supplies. Organizers say they've been pushing to get them on campuses because overdoses among those who are college-age are dramatically rising
February 16, 2023

FDA Advances Additional Activities to Prevent Drug Overdoses and Reduce Death

Addressing the drug overdose crisis and substance use disorder (SUD) is an issue of great concern for our nation and remains a top public health priority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
February 15, 2023

Narcan Is Safe to Sell Over the Counter, Advisers to the F.D.A. Conclude

The overdose reversal drug has been administered mostly by emergency responders and outreach workers. If the agency approves a nonprescription version, it could become as easily available as aspirin.
February 13, 2023

Opioid funds sit as policy determined

AUSTINTOWN — Funding from the OneOhio National Opioid Settlement could begin to come to local communities this fall, but policy delays could impede funding until 2024.