U.S. marks first National Fentanyl Awareness Day after uptick in opioid-related deaths


OHIO — Tuesday marked the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day, a day dedicated to drawing attention to the urgent issue of the increase of fentanyl-related overdoses.

Ohio has had the among the highest number of drug overdose deaths in recent years. In 2019, the Buckeye State ranked No. 3 for overdoses with 4,251 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.