March 10, 2023

Valley opioid board waits for guidance from state

AUSTINTOWN — The OneOhio Region 7 collaborative discussed this week the need to come up with funding priorities for using dollars from the state’s opioid settlement.
March 2, 2023

Why all parents should get Narcan and more on the dangers of fentanyl

Federal, state and local governments are scrambling to address the threat posed by fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that has set off the deadliest drug epidemic in American history.
February 16, 2023

FDA Advances Additional Activities to Prevent Drug Overdoses and Reduce Death

Addressing the drug overdose crisis and substance use disorder (SUD) is an issue of great concern for our nation and remains a top public health priority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
February 15, 2023

Narcan Is Safe to Sell Over the Counter, Advisers to the F.D.A. Conclude

The overdose reversal drug has been administered mostly by emergency responders and outreach workers. If the agency approves a nonprescription version, it could become as easily available as aspirin.
February 7, 2023

Where's our money? And how much will we get?

NORWALK — How are local officials supposed to fight the opioid epidemic when they don't know how much money they'll be receiving from opioid settlement funds?
February 9, 2023

OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board’s February meeting focuses on executive search, operational framework for distribution of opioid settlement funds

Board members of the OneOhio Recovery Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation charged with distributing funds for local opioid-abuse relief, recovery and prevention efforts, held their monthly public meeting Feb. 8 at the County Commissioners Association of Ohio in Columbus.
January 26, 2023

New synthetic opioid complicates public health response to overdoses

A synthetic opioid up to 40 times more powerful than fentanyl is scrambling the public health response to the addiction crisis in a growing number of U.S. cities.
December 21, 2022

Life-saving methadone medication is hard to get. Is it harder in Ohio, Kentucky?

Key Points: A Cincinnati methadone patient calls methadone clinic rules 'a system of rewards and punishment.' A nonprofit's survey shows Kentucky and Ohio are among states restricting methadone more than the federal government does even as overdose deaths surge. Kentucky is considering changing methadone clinic rules to improve access and experience for patients. Ohio officials say their rules incorporate flexibilities for patients and doctors so that individuals have the best care but one medical director says the state micromanages treatment decisions.. Ohio has more than doubled its opioid treatment programs since the overdose epidemic started.