Ohio doctors, dentists and other health professionals will be able to prescribe only up to seven days of painkillers for adults and five days for kids and teens under new rules announced Thursday. State officials estimated 109 million fewer opiate doses would be administered under the new limits.
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New Ohio rules limit some opioid prescriptions to 7-day supplies
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The Ohio Attorney General’s Office partnered with the Ohio Department of Health and the Drug Free Action Alliance to provide free collection bins to local law enforcement agencies in Ohio. The drop boxes are mailbox-style disposal bins that can be placed inside law enforcement agencies to be used by residents during normal business hours.
Find drop box locations throughout the state via Ohio Attorney General:
Prescription Drug Drop Boxes
The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring (OSAM) Network has released its most recent OSAM-O-Gram with reports that fentanyl use is outpacing heroin in Ohio, first hand discussions from users, and shocking statistics.
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Fentanyl, and the Deadlier Carfentanil, Now Outpacing Heroin Sales in Many Areas
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