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
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
40 Ohio police agencies split $3M for drug response teams
Fentanyl drives another record year of overdose deaths in Ohio
Ohio’s new overdose rates are truly insane
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
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.