May 24, 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy meets with state lawmakers in trip across Ohio

What You Need To Know. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other U.S. representatives spent Tuesday in Ohio. McCarthy spent the day with various representatives, including Mike Turner, Troy Balderson and Mike Carey. Items discussed included national security, gas prices, inflation and drug trends
May 7, 2022

Officials Warn of Fake Adderall Pills After Two College Students Die

Officials said the fake pills could contain fentanyl. Two Ohio State University students died this week in what the police said were apparent overdoses.
May 11, 2022

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

What You Need To Know. Ohio is among the worst in the nation for opioid overdoses. In 2019, Ohio documented 4,251 overdose deaths with 76% of them involving fentanyl. That number jumped in 2020 to 5,204, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
May 6, 2022

Ohio State University warns of fake Adderall pills after two students died in one week

Ohio State University is warning of fake Adderall pills that may contain the synthetic opioid fentanyl after two students died this week, the school announced.
May 9, 2022

Ohio State Warns of Fake Adderall Pills After Two Students Die

MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Ohio State University is warning students to be wary of fake Adderall pills after two students died last week.
April 20, 2022

In Toledo, Portman Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition, Discusses His Work to Combat our Country’s Drug Epidemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in a roundtable discussion with the Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition – a multi-sector coalition that meets to discuss strategies, interventions, prevention and policies to help combat the effects of the opioid epidemic – where the group discussed Lucas County’s efforts to combat the epidemic in their community and how Congress can better help in those efforts.
April 18, 2022

Drug Take Back Day: Where to drop off unused or expired medications

CLEVELAND — For Drug Take Back Day on April 30, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are partnering to offer 17 collection locations throughout Northeast Ohio for the public to drop off their expired or unused medications.
February 2, 2022

'15 years ago, I was waiting to die': After 10 years in recovery, this Cincinnati woman is helping turn the tide in the opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: Amy Parker is celebrating 10 years sober in March 2022. Her addiction started as a teenager after a series of knee surgeries. During her recovery,. Parker found a future as a peer recovery counselor. Now she’s working with New Foundations to help the organization rebuild after the pandemic