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 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.
May 5, 2022

The Must-Have Gear for Going Out This Summer? Narcan!

With overdose deaths on the rise, it’s more important than ever to carry potentially life-saving medications. You never know who might need it.
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.
April 12, 2022

Capito, Manchin Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to make Naloxone Available Over the Counter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of thirty lawmakers in urging seven major manufacturers of naloxone to apply for over-the-counter (OTC) status for their naloxone products.
April 7, 2022

Project Dawn

Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a network of opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution programs (OENDP) coordinated by the Ohio Department of Health.
March 29, 2022

Local Ohio senator sponsoring bill that would make fentanyl test strips more accessible

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKEF) -- A bill moving through the Ohio House of Representatives would give more people access to naloxone and fentanyl test strips.
January 25, 2022

OSU study: In neighborhoods with more opioid overdoses, there's more child abuse

Ohio neighborhoods with more opioid overdoses also have a higher rate of child abuse, according to a new study from the Ohio State University’s College of Social Work.