Public Policy news alerts for Sept. 20, 2017 September 20, 2017 e-Connections, Public Policy Because of the increasing incidents of Ohio’s opioid addictions and deaths (we are ranked among the top), as noted in the Sixty Minutes special Sunday night, this issue will concentrate on the opioid and pain killer epidemic. From: The Columbus Dispatch Why are Ohio’s heroin deaths higher than those in Texas, California? Ohio records 4,050 drug deaths, up 33 percent from 2015 Ohio mayors urge Kasich to do more about ‘unfolding catastrophe’ of drug crisis How business of fentanyl controls Ohio’s opioid crisis Opioids flow through Las Vegas-Columbus pipeline Narcan, targeting pill mills won’t solve opioid crisis, author says Massage gloves, pain blockers: Ohio turns to tech to battle opioid crisis Business Insider One of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis shows us what’s wrong with how we’re fighting it The Cincinnati Enquirer More help for heroin fight on way 7 things to know about heroin Nearly 300M doses of opioids flooded Greater Cincinnati over five years The New York Times Amid opioid crisis, insurers restrict pricey, less addictive painkillers Associated Press 40 Ohio police agencies split $3M for drug response teams CBS News Fentanyl drives another record year of overdose deaths in Ohio Mother Jones Ohio’s new overdose rates are truly insane WMFJ Ohio Mayors call for ‘czar’ to deal with opioid crisis The Cleveland Plain Dealer Can we prevent more overdose deaths of people released after detoxing in jail? US News & World Report Ohio pain doctors to meet in Cincinnati amid opioid epidemic Ohio Council of Churches Ohio’s opiate epidemic is sadly number 1 in the USA! Public News Service Researchers: Prescription opioid treatment out of reach Hometown Stations Gov. Kasich talks battling opioid abuse Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at email@example.com or 614.668.6036.