UC: Greater Cincinnati is nation's No. 1 opioid overdose hot spot


Greater Cincinnati is No. 1 on the University of Cincinnati’s recent list of the country’s 25 hardest-hit opioid hot spots — places where overdoses and overdose deaths are more tightly clustered than anywhere else.

“This is very important information,” said epidemiologist Diego Cuadros, who directs UC’s health geography and disease modeling laboratory, on Wednesday. “When we study other infections — malaria, for example — what we want to do is first try to understand why those areas have high risk of infection.