Ohio syringe program conference: Schedule announced for May 22-23 event
A list of all panels and presentations for Ohio’s syringe program conference on May 22-23 is now available and can be downloaded in pdf form. A link to registration is also provided.
Court decision: OneOhio opioid settlement board must comply with open meetings law
Read judge’s ruling that the OneOhio opioid settlement board must comply with open meetings law. Harm Reduction Ohio sued to stop the board’s practice of making decisions in secret.
Gongwer news service story on court ruling that opioid settlement board must follow open meetings law
A Columbus Dispatch story is also reprinted. Gongwer news service, which covers Ohio government, write this article on the court decision that the OneOhio opioid settlement board must comply with open meetings law.
Judge rules in favor of Harm Reduction Ohio: OneOhio opioid settlement board must follow open meetings law
Harm Reduction Ohio won a legal ruling that the OneOhio opioid settlement board must follow open meetings laws and stop acting in secret. The board, which will spend more than $500 million in settlement funds, had excluded the public — and especially people impacted by opioids — from its meetings and decisions.
Hepatitis C treatment improves in Ohio for people who use drugs
More people who use drugs are getting treatment for Hepatitis C since Medicaid stopped banning people who use drugs from receiving treatment. This is important progress, although we have a long way to go.
Syringe program conference headliner: OnPoint NYC, the nation’s first overdose prevention site
The staff of the nation’s first safe consumption site, OnPoint NYC, will provide the keynote presentation at the Ohio syringe program conference on May 22-23 at the Ohio State University. The conference is called “Ohio Syringe Services Program: Building Evidence, Empathy and Equity.” It is sponsored by Harm Reduction Ohio and the OSU College of Public Health.
REGISTRATION: Conference for Ohio syringe programs, May 22-23, Columbus, Ohio
Register for “Ohio Syringe Services Programs: Building Evidence, Empathy & Equity,” a statewide conference for people who use, operate or want to start a new program. The two-day gathering is sponsored by Harm Reduction Ohio, the Ohio State University College of Public Health and others. Cost: $75 for two days, which includes meals, parking, continuing education credits, educational materials and more.
Naloxone’s price plummets: Is this the dawn of a new era for the overdose-reversing drug?
The price of naloxone has fallen by more than half in less than a year. The drug will soon be available over the counter (i.e., without a prescription). These changes are the foundation of a new state government effort to improve the accuracy of naloxone distribution and to get the life-saving drug to people and communities who need it most.
Ohio overdose deaths decline about 5% in 2022 vs. 2021
Overdose deaths declined about 5% in Ohio in 2022 vs. 2021, according to a Harm Reduction Ohio analysis of preliminary Ohio Department of Health mortality data. Increased deaths among people who use cocaine and meth are driving today’s high level of overdose death. Fentanyl is also found in 80% of cocaine/meth overdose deaths. In short, adulteration of cocaine and meth — drugs which can cause problems on their own but rarely death — is the key problem in today’s stimulant-driven overdose epidemic.
What soaring methamphetamine deaths tell us about…
…the cause of the overdose epidemic…and how to end it.
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