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What naloxone price cuts mean for preventing overdose deaths

What naloxone price cuts mean for preventing overdose deaths

A revolution in naloxone distribution may be near. Big drops in the cost of naloxone will let the state to redirect millions of dollars to improving how naloxone is delivered and overdoses are prevented. We discuss what generic naloxone nasal spray means for the future of naloxone distribution in Ohio.

Nitazene opioids in Ohio’s Drug Supply: How big a problem?

Nitazene opioids in Ohio’s Drug Supply: How big a problem?

Nitazenes, a class of opioids created in the 1950s, have become more common in Ohio. However, the drugs, which come mostly from Eastern Europe, remain relatively rare and have not caused a noticeable change in overdose death. In Ohio, fentanyl and its analogs remain the overwhelming drivers of overdose death, especially among people who use cocaine and meth.

Black residents share of opioid deaths soars to record level in Ohio

Black residents share of opioid deaths soars to record level in Ohio

Black residents account for 20% of opioid overdose deaths so far in 2022. That’s far above the share of our state’s population (14%) made up of Black residents and a big increase from 2014 when Black residents made up 8% of opioid overdoses. We , as a state, need to adjust our response to the overdose crisis to reflect this enormous change in demographics.

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