Drop in overdose death continues in 2024 — and grows larger

Drop in overdose death continues in 2024 — and grows larger

Cartel reduces fentanyl production Ohio overdose deaths fall 30%+ on early 2024   Overdose death continues to fall in Ohio at an historic pace. In the span of just a few months, Ohio overdose deaths have dropped from about 400 per month to an average of about 300 per...
Ohio Overdose Deaths Unexpectedly Fall by 25%

Ohio Overdose Deaths Unexpectedly Fall by 25%

Drop in deaths tied to one cartel ending fentanyl production Fentanyl in Ohio’s drug supply falls significantly   Overdose deaths in Ohio declined sharply and unexpectedly in the last four months of 2023. Based on nearly complete mortality data, Harm Reduction...
Overdose Deaths in Ohio, By County — 2023 vs. 2022

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

About 90% of overdose death reports from 2023 have been entered into Ohio’s mortality database. Overall, overdose deaths appear to have fallen about 6% statewide in 2023 vs. 2022. However, significant differences exist by region and between Ohio’s 88...
Ohio overdose deaths decline about 6% in 2023

Ohio overdose deaths decline about 6% in 2023

Most declines in second half of year Overdose deaths still on track to exceed 4,600   GOOD NEWS: Overdose deaths in Ohio appear to have fallen about 6% in 2023, largely because of declines in the rate of fatal overdoses in the last four months of the year. The...
New CDC Study: 8mg Kloxxado and 4mg Narcan are equally effective

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

New study: Kloxxado vs. Narcan Result: No difference The Centers for Disease Control published a study today reporting that 8mg nasal naloxone (Kloxxado) has no benefit over 4mg nasal naloxone (Narcan) when measured by survival rates, number of doses received,...
Xylazine Wound Care Guide

Xylazine Wound Care Guide

Harm Reduction Ohio’s partner NEXT Distro of New York City prepared this Xylazine Wound Care Guide, which can be found here and below. Harm Reduction Ohio published a study January 4, 2024, on xylazine’s frequency in Ohio’s drug supply. That study...