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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

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?

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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Is marijuana safe from fentanyl? YES…so far

Fentanyl-laced marijuana reports have been urban myths Contamination of illegal pot is possible, though Fentanyl has widely contaminated all prohibited drugs in Ohio -- except marijuana and mushrooms. The spread of fentanyl into cocaine, meth and other drugs has...

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