May 23, 2022

New Ohio bill would decriminalize fentanyl drug testing strips

Thousands of Ohioans die every year from overdosing on drugs, and a new bill in the House is trying to save some of those lives.
April 24, 2022

The Perils of Legalization

We answer a common reader question about the opioid crisis and legalizing drugs.
May 5, 2022

As Overdoses Soar, More States Decriminalize Fentanyl Testing Strips

With time running out in the 2022 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers took up a bill to regulate raw milk.
April 3, 2022

States look for solutions as fentanyl deaths keep rising

Lawmakers have been considering and adopting measures on two fronts: reducing the risk to users and increasing the penalties for dealing fentanyl or mixing it with other drugs.
April 3, 2022

States look for solutions as US fentanyl deaths keep rising

With fentanyl driving fatal overdoses to record levels in the U.S., state governments are scrambling for solutions
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 6, 2022

Governor Signs Executive Order Effectively Banning New Opioids

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today signed Executive Order 2022-05D...
April 5, 2022

Ohio could soon increase penalties for drug dealing near treatment sites

A bill that would toughen penalties for those who deal drugs near a site offering substance addiction treatment or to addicts undergoing treatment passed the Ohio legislature on Wednesday.