ASHLAND — Ashland County is on track to break some somber records by the end of the year, according to prosecutor Chris Tunnell.
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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement after the CDC released preliminary data on Nov. 17 showing that drug overdose deaths rose by 28.5% over a 12-month period ending in April 2021, to an estimated 100,306.
ASHLAND — Drug overdose deaths in Ohio skyrocketed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released Wednesday from the C…
COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Wednesday a $26 billion nationwide agreement with the three largest distributors of opioids and Johnson & Johnson for their roles in the far-reaching and devastating opioid epidemic.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This op-end piece was originally published on Roll Call.
Senator Rob Portman explains below his call on Congress to take swift action to permanently schedule illicitly manufactured and deadly fentanyl analogues amid a surging epidemic of drug overdoses.
For years, the United States has struggled to overcome an epidemic of addiction that has devastated communities in Ohio and across the country. Unfortunately, recent data suggests that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic worsened this crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at least 81,000 people died from a fatal drug overdose between June 2019 and May 2020 – the highest 12-month total in our nation’s history.
COLUMBUS — More Ohioans died of an opioid overdose during a three-month period last year than at any time since the epidemic began, according to an analysis by a task force created by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
CINCINNATI – This week the CDC released preliminary data from 2019 which shows that there were 70,980 reported deaths from overdoses in 2019, surpassing the peak of 70,699 deaths in 2017. U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement:
The Ashland County Sheriff's Office and the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County will soon launch an initiative to connect with recent overdose victims.