This is the seventh year for the Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium, but the first time it has focused on heroin abuse and how to reduce its supply.
Many first responders carry the overdose intervention drug naloxone, but when multiple overdoses occur in a short amount of time, it's common to run out.
Casey's Law originated in Kentucky. It allows a court to require involuntary treatment for those living with opioid addiction.
Previous grants for naloxone provided kits to law enforcement and first responders in 45 counties. Att. Gen. Greg Zoeller wants to provide the drug statewide.
Carfentanil is part of a shift to synthetic opioids. Last year in Hamilton County, Ohio, there were more deaths attributed to fentanyl than to heroin.
Last week, officers in Columbus responded to nine heroin overdoses within a few days.
We talk with the Indiana gubernatorial candidates, how the state is fighting against opioid abuse and more on a community effort to produce clean energy.
Before the end of the year, the state department of health plans to unload naloxone kits in each of the state’s public health preparedness districts.
The $950,000 in grant funding comes from two programs, one anti-heroin and the other anti-methamphetamine.
The arrests appear to be tied to a rash of overdoses in the greater-Cincinnati area at the end of August, when more than 175 people overdosed on heroin.