New Limits on Opiate Prescriptions for Acute Pain Will Save Lives and Fight Addiction
New Toolkit: 2017 Ohio Action Book to Address Opioid Abuse
In 2011, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich announced the establishment of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team to fight opiate abuse. Ohio is combatting drug abuse through many initiatives on several fronts at the state and local levels involving law enforcement, public health, addiction and treatment professionals, healthcare providers, educators, parents and many others. It will take some time for their full impact to be reflected in reducing the number of drug overdose deaths.
2011-2017 Initiatives to fight Opiate Abuse
2016 Ohio Drug Overdose Data
Background information on Fentanyl
CDC Health Advisory on Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities
Rapid Increase in Drug Overdoses Community Response Plan Template
Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team
2017 GCOAT Toolkit
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Three types of guidelines are intended to supplement and not replace the individual prescriber’s clinical judgment in various medical settings.
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with Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born and directors of the Division of Emergency Medical Services.
(8/7/17) WKRC CBS12 (Cincinnati) Mother accused of selling heroin, guns around children
(8/7/17) Marion Star Police seize nearly 275 grams of heroin in traffic stop
(8/7/17) CNN Here, heroin spares no one, not even the sheriff's wife
(8/6/17) LimaOhio.com Lima woman indicted in federal court after carfentanil seizure
(8/4/17) HealthProfessionalRadio.com Health care fraud and opioid scams
(7/11/17) Zanesville Times Recorder Spreading encouraging messages, one rock at a time
(7/11/17) The (OSU) Lantern Ohio State program extends university’s reach across counties to combat opioid addiction
(7/11/17) WOSU Ohio Summit Hopes To Quell Increase In Drugged Driving
(7/11/17) Cleveland Scene With Federal Funds, Lakewood Will Launch Opiate Treatment Programs
(7/11/17) Ashland Times-Gazette Lt. governor visits to learn about opiate epidemic
(7/10/17) Fox45 (Dayton) Local officials weigh in on opioid epidemic in the Miami Valley
(7/10/17) Fox8 (Cleveland) Akron Board of Education votes to allow Narcan in school buildings
(7/10/17) ABC13 (Toledo) Library hosts heroin forum to help talk about the opioid epidemic in our community
(7/9/17) Cincinnati.com Jails finally offer drug treatment, but is it the right kind?
(7/8/17) Sentinel-Tribune (Bowling Green) Ohio hospital says child opioid exposure occurring too often
(7/8/17) Findlay Courier Opiate addiction hits all ages, all economic levels
(7/7/17) Lima Drug arrests up for Ohio State Highway Patrol
(7/7/17) Akron Beacon Journal Effort launched to share weekly updates on area’s opioid crisis
(1/25/16) Cleveland Plain Dealer Opioid prescriptions in Ohio down more than 20 percent
(12/13/16) WKSU 89.7 Kasich’s Opiate-Addiction Initiative Clears Ohio Statehouse with Bipartisan Support
(12/13/16) USA Today White House moves quickly to release opioid money
(12/13/16) WTOV-TV 9 New anti-drug program introduced to students
(12/13/16) Columbus Dispatch Emergency department physicians work to cut back on prescribing addictive pills
(12/12/16) Toledo Blade (Editorial) Moves against a scourge
(10/25/16) Associated Press 9 Ohio counties get funds to help prevent substance abuse
(9/30/16) WTOL-TV New Ohio Law Cracks Down on Prescribing Opiate Medication for Injured Workers
(9/15/16) WTVG-TV Wood County Talks Solutions at Opiate Town Hall
(9/10/16) Springfield News-Sun Springfield partnership shows promise for heroin-addicted moms, babies
(9/10/16) Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Elyria Schools video aims to get kids to steer clear of heroin
(9/9/16) Akron Beacon Journal Residents share their solutions to the region’s heroin crisis
(8/30/16) WCMH-TV Kasich pleads with the public to address heroin, drug problems