January 28, 2023

Legalizing Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescriptions, Study Shows

Pharmacies in states with legal adult-use marijuana purchase less prescription codeine
January 26, 2023

New synthetic opioid complicates public health response to overdoses

A synthetic opioid up to 40 times more powerful than fentanyl is scrambling the public health response to the addiction crisis in a growing number of U.S. cities.
January 16, 2023

Ohio AG: Trio arrested after bulk fentanyl bust in Columbus

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant recently announced the arrests of three drug traffickers after a sizable fentanyl seizure.
January 15, 2023

Ohio’s State Opioid Stimulant Response awards grant to Montgomery County ADAMHS

DAYTON — Montgomery County ADAMHS is receiving a grant of over $800,000 from the Ohio Department of Mental and Addiction Services, according to a spokesperson.
January 15, 2023

Stark County Health Department uses mapping technology to address opioid epidemic

The Stark County Health Department has taken a new approach to addressing the opioid epidemic by using mapping software to improve its community outreach.
January 13, 2023

Naloxone is reaching more people than ever

As drug overdose deaths hover near record levels in the United States, naloxone is reaching more people than ever, and possible policy shifts could make it more accessible this year.
January 13, 2023

Lorain man gets 15 years in federal prison on drug charges

Kevin Walker Jr. of Lorain was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of drugs and distribution of fentanyl that led to an overdose death, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio said in a news release.
January 12, 2023

DEA seized 379 million doses of fentanyl in 2022

Federal drug enforcement agents millions of deadly fentanyl pills last year.