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
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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.
(Columbus) ABC6, Feb 20, 2018
Homeland Security part of the fight against opioids in Central Ohio
The Youngstown Vindicator, Feb 19, 2018
Prescription-overdose prevention program focuses on children, medical community
The Toledo Blade, Feb 19, 2018
Quick Response Team aims to fill void for overdose survivors
AP, Feb 18, 2018
Ohio county to distribute bags that deactivate drugs
Canton Repository, Feb 18, 2018
Accidental overdose or suicide? Coroner rulings complicated
(Dayton) WHIO TV7, Feb 18, 2018
Forum: Solutions to Ohio opioid crisis should be ‘self-sustaining, repeatable’
The Youngstown Vindicator, Feb 16, 2018
Opioid summit set
Washington Examiner, Feb 16, 2018
Sen. Rob Portman: Closing the loophole that lets drug traffickers exploit the Postal Service
(Columbus) NBC4, Feb 15, 2018
Ohio State Highway Patrol seizes $10k worth of heroin, crack, fentanyl during traffic stop
Chillicothe Gazette, Feb 14, 2018
Project 4-14 aims to save lives in memory of one lost
(New Philadelphia) Times Reporter, Feb 13, 2018
Ohio drug overdose deaths up 39% — nearly triple US average
(Dayton) WDTN News2, Feb 12, 2018
Dayton man gets 10-year sentence for selling fentanyl