Heroin

The Dublin school board has drafted a policy to place supplies of the heroin antidote naloxone in its buildings.

toledoblade.com

State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to charges of killing his infant son by giving him a fatal mix of heroin and fentanyl last May.

health-street.net

A Columbus man has been indicted on charges selling fentanyl-laced heroin that caused two recent, near-fatal overdoses.

The Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board is making free naloxone kits available to the families and friends of heroin addicts.

Cincinnati-based Kroger is following the lead of the CVS pharmacy chain in making the heroin overdose antidote naloxone available at its stores without a prescription.

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is introducing legislation to address the nation's growing opioid overdose epidemic with a comprehensive approach to addiction. 

Athens County Sheriff

An Athens County couple has been charged in the opiate-overdose death of a woman.

Columbus Division of Police

Bond is set at 15 thousand dollars for a Columbus woman who has pleaded not guilty to causing the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter last May.

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year.

Union County Sheriff's deputies are being equipped with the opiate overdose antidote Naloxone.

The rise of heroin usage and related hepatitis C infections in central Ohio has local health officials discussing plans to combat the issue, including a needle exchange program.

marionohio.us

Marion first-responders are trying to fight a serious heroin epidemic.

Response To Heroin Use Becomes Campaign Issue

Oct 9, 2014

Heroin has become a campaign issue in Ohio this year as politicians disagree over who has done the most to tackle the epidemic of overdose deaths blamed on the narcotic.

Addiction Treatment Funding Becoming Political Battleground

Jul 16, 2014

Politics are ramping up over the state’s heroin overdose crisis.

A Westerville man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for giving a friend a deadly dose of heroin.

First-ever data produced by the state shows heroin use skyrocketing in child custody cases.

Marion police say they arrested 22 people yesterday on drug charges.

State Launches Anti-Drug Initiative

Jan 9, 2014

Ohio Governor John Kasich says although the state has made progress in fighting prescription drug abuse, it remains a problem.

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