June 9, 2022
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 24, 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy meets with state lawmakers in trip across Ohio

What You Need To Know. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other U.S. representatives spent Tuesday in Ohio. McCarthy spent the day with various representatives, including Mike Turner, Troy Balderson and Mike Carey. Items discussed included national security, gas prices, inflation and drug trends
April 20, 2022

In Toledo, Portman Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition, Discusses His Work to Combat our Country’s Drug Epidemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in a roundtable discussion with the Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition – a multi-sector coalition that meets to discuss strategies, interventions, prevention and policies to help combat the effects of the opioid epidemic – where the group discussed Lucas County’s efforts to combat the epidemic in their community and how Congress can better help in those efforts.
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.
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.
March 16, 2022

VOICES: Opioid crisis has made Ohio a border state

In 2020, as a candidate for reelection to the State Senate, I spent a considerable amount of time walking door to door in my Cuyahoga County district.