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Tom Petty: About the fentanyl analogues in his system…

Tom Petty: About the fentanyl analogues in his system…

Tom Petty's fatal drug mixture contained more than prescription drugs. According to the coroner's report, his blood contained two fentanyl analogues found only in illegal drugs: acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl. Acetyl fentanyl is the fourth most common...

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Two Harm Reduction Ohio articles published today

Two Harm Reduction Ohio articles published today

Harm Reduction Ohio President Dennis Cauchon had articles published today on different aspects of the drug overdose epidemic. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cocaine-fentanyl deaths now outnumber heroin-fentanyl, possible policy responses.  Columbus Dispatch. Why...

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When do overdose deaths occur in Ohio?

When do overdose deaths occur in Ohio?

The highest number of fatal drug overdoses in Ohio occur on weekends but, perhaps surprisingly, deaths are fairly evenly spread throughout the week. In 2016, accidental drug overdoses killed 4,050 Ohioans. Here's when those Ohioans died. The information is from the...

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What is harm reduction?

 

STOP Ohio's Destructive Fentanyl Law

 

Safety, not prison

 

Drug Policy Challenge

Minimizing the harms of drugs and drug policies. The goal is keeping Ohioans healthy, alive and productive — whether they use legal drugs. illegal ones or none at all.

Drug policy must focus urgently on reducing opioid overdose deaths, now more than 3,000 people a year in Ohio.

Harm Reduction Approach

Drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights.

Pragmatic and practical strategies that meet drug users “where they’re at.” Harm reduction enables safer use — such as needle exchange — and no use. It does not condemn.

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Dennis Cauchon

Dennis Cauchon

Editor, Harm Reduction Ohio

Cauchon is a journalist who created this site to report on and advocate for harm reducing drug policies in Ohio. A former national reporter at USA TODAY, Cauchon was a Knight Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School and has won various awards. He lives in Granville, Ohio.

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