Ohio Report for Friday, August 26, 2016

Advocates: Comprehensive Approach Needed To Battle Addiction Crisis; Democrats Call For Emergency Funding

With the number of opioid overdose deaths in Ohio continuing to rise, public health advocates say a comprehensive response - from surveillance to prevention to life-saving drugs - is needed to battle the epidemic.

The Department of Health on Thursday released its report on opioid-related overdose deaths in 2015, showing that 3,050 Ohioans died last year because of the drugs. That rise was largely driven by a more than doubling of overdoses related to the drug fentanyl, which is many times more powerful than morphine. (See Gongwer Ohio Report, August 25, 2016)

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