June 23, 2022

Montgomery County creates text alert system to combat opioid epidemic

What You Need To Know: The Montgomery Overdose Action Team launched its OD Surge Alert on June 23. It's a text that sends live alerts about overdose surges across Montgomery County. It also provides information and tips about how to keep safe during the surge. The alert was created in response to an increase in overdose deaths in Montgomery County.
June 9, 2022
June 14, 2022

Synthetic Opioid Use Up Almost 800% Nationwide

Synthetic opioid use increased by almost 800% over 7 years, new research shows
June 5, 2022

With EMS runs up 6%, Ohio paramedicine program cuts repeat 911 calls, medical contacts

Dayton Fire Department officials say the city's partnership with Premier Health is achieving its goal, but it is only funded through year's end
October 13, 2021

OxyContin created the opioid crisis, but stigma and prohibition have fueled it

The highly contentious Purdue Pharma settlement announced Sept. 1, 2021, comes at a pivotal time for the U.S. overdose crisis: 2020 was the worst year on record, with over 93,000 Americans losing their lives to fatal drug overdose.
May 23, 2022

Opioid Use Disorder Training in Med School Improves Awareness of Patient Needs

Third-year students' knowledge of OUD treatments significantly increased after training
May 24, 2022

Portman Op-Ed for Columbus Dispatch: “OSU Deaths Example of Terrifying Rise of Counterfeit Drugs. National Action Needed.”

In a new op-ed for the Columbus Dispatch, Senator Portman discusses the deadly opioid epidemic that continues to tear apart families across the nation.
May 4, 2022

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Delivers Remarks on 2022 Opioid Enforcement Action

Good morning. It is an honor to be here in Cincinnati. I am joined by members of the Criminal Division who serve with me in Washington, D.C., as well as several attorneys and legal staff from our Heath Care Fraud Unit, all of whom have dedicated their service to this region.