Death Rate

August 31, 2022

Franklin County's slight drop in drug overdose deaths in 2021 belies ongoing problem

While Franklin County had a slight decline in overdose deaths in 2021 compared to the previous year, it is still the second highest total recorded as the number of fatal drug overdoses continues to soar throughout Ohio and the U.S.
April 12, 2022

Opioid overdose deaths among teens have skyrocketed due to fentanyl

Fentanyl was associated with 77% of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021.
May 11, 2022

U.S. drug overdose deaths reached all-time high in 2021, CDC says

Fentanyl continues to drive the majority of overdose deaths in the country.
April 20, 2022

‘Frankenstein opioids’ 40 times more potent than fentanyl, Ohio Attorney General warns

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost warns there is a growing use of nitazenes, a group of dangerous synthetic opioids that can be up to 40 times more potent than fentanyl.
November 17, 2021

Ohio overdose deaths surpass 5,000 in 12-month span

Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and drugs laced with a potent opioid pushed overdose deaths to new heights, public health officials say.
October 15, 2021

What Every family Should Know: Opioids in Ohio

(WDTN) – WDTN is proud to partner with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Goodwill Easter Seals, The Drug Enforcement Agency and East End Services to air the one-hour 2 NEWS Special “WHAT EVERY FAMILY SHOULD KNOW: Opioids in Ohio.”
July 15, 2021

New data: Deadly overdoses climbed 22% in Ohio last year

The 2020 data reverses what was a promising trend of decreasing overdose rates in Ohio that began in late 2017.
July 14, 2021

CDC releases overdose data for 2020, nearly 30% increase in deaths

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF)- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released overdose data for 2020.