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Ohio’s historic decline in overdose deaths — reported by week

Ohio’s historic decline in overdose deaths — reported by week

Ohio hasn’t had a weekly increase in overdose death since August 2023. Early mortality data points to a year-over-year drop in overdose death approaching 50%. This quick and unexpected decline is likely the result of one branch of the Sinaloa drug cartel leaving the fentanyl business.

Drop in overdose death continues in 2024 — and grows larger

Drop in overdose death continues in 2024 — and grows larger

Overdose deaths in Ohio appear to have fallen more than 30% in the first two months of 2024, continuing a decline that began in the second half of 2023. Overdose deaths have now returned to their pre-Covid level. A decline in fentanyl in the drug supply is the primary reason for the decline.

How to get PrEP for Free or at low cost

How to get PrEP for Free or at low cost

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a once-daily medication that greatly lowers at-risk people from getting HIV. Ohio residents can get PrEP at low or no cost through two programs.

Ohio Overdose Deaths Unexpectedly Fall by 25%

Ohio Overdose Deaths Unexpectedly Fall by 25%

Overdose death in Ohio has fallen sharply in recent month because of a decline in fentanyl in Ohio’s drug supply. The decrease in fentanyl’s presence appears tied to a decision by a branch of the Sinaloa cartel to stop producing and exporting fentanyl. Whether the decline in fentanyl and overdose death will hold is unknown.

Logan County latest to add a Syringe Service Program

Logan County latest to add a Syringe Service Program

Twenty-six of Ohio’s 88 counties now operate syringe service programs, which provide sterile syringe to reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. Harm Reduction Ohio provides an updated list of all Ohio SSPs, plus their hours and locations.

Overdose Deaths in Ohio, By County — 2023 vs. 2022

Overdose Deaths in Ohio, By County — 2023 vs. 2022

Ohio overdose deaths fell in 55 counties in 2023 and increased in 29 counties, according to preliminary mortality data analyzed by Harm Reduction Ohio. Increased death was most common in northern Ohio. Overall, overdose deaths appears to have declined about 6% statewide in 2023.

Ohio overdose deaths decline about 6% in 2023

Ohio overdose deaths decline about 6% in 2023

Ohio overdose deaths declined about 6% in 2023 vs. 2022, according to a preliminary estimate by Harm Reduction Ohio. Most of the decline came in the last four months of the year. There’s no evidence xylazine is increasing overdose death rates.

New CDC Study: 8mg Kloxxado and 4mg Narcan are equally effective

New CDC Study: 8mg Kloxxado and 4mg Narcan are equally effective

A new Centers for Disease control study finds that 8mg naloxone (Kloxxado) is no more effective than 4mg naloxone (Narcan, generic) when it comes to saving lives or number of doses needed to reverse an overdose. The higher 8mg dose does cause additional withdrawal sickness, the study found.

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