Prescription drug abuse

Ohio Governor John Kasich and a coalition of state medical professionals have announced guidelines meant to reduce the prescribing of opiates for short-term pain.

State lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to help curb Ohio's prescription drug overdose epidemic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates.

Bill Targets Juvenile Prescription Drug Abuse

Jan 16, 2014

The Ohio House has approved a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing drug abuse by youth.

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.

Bills Would Address Ohio's Drug Abuse Problem

Dec 12, 2013

A group of state lawmakers has proposed a package of 11 bills designed to help address the state's drug abuse problem.

Overdoses driven largely by painkiller addictions have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.

Holzer Health systems in Gallipolis is hoping a fingerprint collection
program will help it cut down on prescription painkiller abuse.