drug abuse Ohio Lawmakers Introduce A New Comprehensive Drug Plan By Jo Ingles • Jun 10, 2020 Karen Kasler Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing five different bills they say will deal with the state’s opioid abuse problem in a comprehensive way. Latest in Ohio's Opioid Crisis - The State Is Suing Some Drug Manufacturers By Jo Ingles • May 31, 2017 Jo Ingles Ohio’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against five major drug companies that make opioids, saying they have contributed to the overdose crisis here. Ohio leads the nation in the number of opioid deaths, with more than 4000 in 2016. Dangerous New Drug Is Causing Overdoses In Ohio By Jo Ingles • May 5, 2017 Shutterstock.com There’s a new drug on the streets in three states, including Ohio. And the state’s top law enforcement official says it is already causing overdoses. Bipartisan Support For Medicaid Expansion By Jo Ingles • Jan 13, 2017 Jo Ingles As the fight over the Affordable Care Act takes place in Washington D.C., the consequences are being weighed here in Ohio. Gov. Kasich Credits Medicaid Expansion For Helping Ohio Fight Drug Abuse Problem By Jo Ingles • Jan 4, 2017 Jo Ingles As Republicans in Congress debate the idea of repealing the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, Gov. John Kasich is crediting part of that law for helping fight the war on opiates in Ohio. Good Samaritan Law Protecting 911 Callers Seeking Help For Overdose Victims Goes Into Effect By Jo Ingles • Sep 12, 2016 Liam Niemeyer A new law meant to stop drug overdoses is going into effect Tuesday. It focuses on providing help for overdose victims. Some State Leaders Voice Support For Proposed Federal Drug Policy Changes By Jo Ingles • Jan 11, 2016 Jo Ingles The federal government is proposing new guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. Some state leaders are encouraging Ohioans to voice support for those changes now.