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

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

No change in overdose death notiiceable Nitazenes come mostly from Eastern Europe I was on a phone call today in which people were talking about isotonitazene. In response, HRO did this short report on nitazenes, the class of opioids that includes isotonitazene....
Overdose death rates among Black Ohioans soar to historic level

Overdose death rates among Black Ohioans soar to historic level

Overdose Racial Gap Larger Than Ever What does it mean? In the early years of the overdose epidemic, Ohio’s White residents died at much higher rates than Black residents. Today, the opposite is true. Since 2019, Black resident overdose death rates have exceeded those...
Overdose deaths continue modest decline in Ohio

Overdose deaths continue modest decline in Ohio

Deaths have fallen 8.7% in last six months Remain near historic levels, though   Evidence is accumulating that overdose death in Ohio is declining in a modest but noteworthy way. Overdose deaths reported in the state’s mortality data has declined 8.7% in...
Overdose deaths in Ohio decline over six months from record level

Overdose deaths in Ohio decline over six months from record level

A modest but sustained overdose decline started six months ago Ohio’s “Narcan blitz” may have played role in reduced death By Dennis CauchonPresident, Harm Reduction Ohio Ohio overdose deaths appear to be declining from the historic pace that started...
It’s official: Ohio suffers record level of overdose death in 2021

It’s official: Ohio suffers record level of overdose death in 2021

Overdose death toll reaches 5,083 for 2021 Another 100 or so deaths to be added What is the cause of the overdose death epidemic? What can be done to end it?   Sadly, it’s official. Ohio has set another record for drug overdose deaths. The Ohio Department of...