Prescription drug abuse http://wcbe.org en Ohio Ranked 12th For Opioid Prescriptions http://wcbe.org/post/ohio-ranked-12th-opioid-prescriptions <p><span lang="EN">The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:01:48 +0000 Jim Letizia 58835 at http://wcbe.org Ohio Ranked 12th For Opioid Prescriptions Bill Targets Juvenile Prescription Drug Abuse http://wcbe.org/post/bill-targets-juvenile-prescription-drug-abuse <p><span lang="EN">The Ohio House has approved a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing drug abuse by youth. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:27:36 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 49629 at http://wcbe.org State Launches Anti-Drug Initiative http://wcbe.org/post/state-launches-anti-drug-initiative <p><span lang="EN">Ohio Governor John Kasich says although the state has made progress in fighting prescription drug abuse, it remains a problem. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:31:21 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio 49314 at http://wcbe.org Bills Would Address Ohio's Drug Abuse Problem http://wcbe.org/post/bills-would-address-ohios-drug-abuse-problem <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">A group of state lawmakers has proposed a package of 11 bills designed to help address the state's drug abuse problem. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:56:01 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 47945 at http://wcbe.org New Guidelines For Clinicians Prescribing Painkillers http://wcbe.org/post/new-guidelines-clinicians-prescribing-painkillers <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Overdoses driven largely by painkiller addictions have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:56:30 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 44488 at http://wcbe.org Ohio health system collects fingerprints to fight painkiller abuse http://wcbe.org/post/ohio-health-system-collects-fingerprints-fight-painkiller-abuse <p>Holzer Health systems in Gallipolis is hoping a fingerprint collection<br />program will help it cut down on prescription painkiller abuse.&nbsp; Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:44:43 +0000 Alison Holm & Associated Press 19589 at http://wcbe.org