overdoses

New data: fatal overdoses leapt 22% in Ohio last year

BY: - July 15, 2021

At least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs last year according to new government data, a nearly 22% increase over 2019 numbers. The data, released Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, shows the Ohio uptick was more modest than the national rate. More than 93,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2020, a staggering total […]

CDC: Ohio’s opioid epidemic cost $72 billion in 2017

BY: - May 17, 2021

Ohio’s opioid epidemic caused an economic loss of more than $72 billion in 2017, the second most per capita of any other state in the U.S., according to CDC research. The figure, published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, is a sum of direct costs (health care, substance use disorder treatment, criminal justice […]

Ohio overdoses increased 7% last year, CDC data says

BY: - July 16, 2020

CDC data indicates drug overdoses in Ohio increased last year, a painful reminder that COVID-19 is just one ongoing public health crisis in the U.S. Provisional data shows 4,280 Ohioans died of drug overdoses in 2019, up 7% from 2018. Nearly 3,500 of the deaths are attributable to opioids. Nationally, drug overdoses hit a record […]