The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates.
The Ohio House has approved a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing drug abuse by youth.
Ohio Governor John Kasich says although the state has made progress in fighting prescription drug abuse, it remains a problem.
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 collectionprogram will help it cut down on prescription painkiller abuse.