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Drug Overdose Resources

Ohio Department of Health Resources

Ohio NAS Reporting

Ohio Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership - Prescription Drug Abuse Action Group 

Ohio Department of Health Initiatives for the Prevention of Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse and Overdose

State of Ohio Initiatives for the Prevention of Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse and Overdose

Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant in Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription for Prevention Campaign

Ohio Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Final Report

Ohio Department of Health Drug Disposal Day Guidelines

Symposium 2009: Epidemic of Prescription Drug Overdoses


Ohio Resources

Montgomery County Unintentional Drug Poisoning Coalition

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) 

Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

Ohio State Medical Board Center for Safe Prescribing

Drug Free Action Alliance

The Ohio Association of County Behavior Health Authorities (OACBHA)

Generation RX Initiative - Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Working Partners


National Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics - Policy Statement Advises Pediatric Routine Screening for Drug Abuse

American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policy on Opioid Prescribing

CDC Releases Special Report on Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US

CDC Vital Signs Report: Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller

CDC Drug Poisoning Death Rates by State

Community-Based Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs Providing Naloxone — United States, 2010

Drug Abuse in America: Prescription Drug Diversion. Trend Alert: Critical Information for State Decision-makers.

SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

FDA – Food and Drug Administration- Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

NSC - National Safety Council – Unintentional Poisoning from Overdoses

Join Together: Advancing Effective Alcohol and Drug Policy, Prevention and Treatment

National Association of School Nurses - Smart Moves, Smart Choices Campaign

National Institute on Drug Abuse - "Drugs, Brains, and Behavior - The Science of Addiction" - Drug Rehab Center Directory and Substance Abuse Information Resource


Prescriber Education

Boston University School of Medicine - Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

University of Washington Medical Center - COPE: Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education


Public Awareness Campaigns

For Providers and Patients:

Zero Unintentional Deaths
Use as Directed Campaign
Follow Directions: How to Use Methadone Safely
Lock Your Meds Campaign

For Youth:

Generation RX Initiative - Ohio State University College of Pharmacy


Other State-Level Resources

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts in Other States

Prescription Drug Overdose: State Health Agencies Respond ASTHO Report


Research Publications

Prescription Drug Abuse as a Public Health Problem in Ohio: A Case Report

CDC Vital Signs: Overdoses of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers --- United States, 1999--2008. MMWR.

Paulozzi, LJ. Opioid Involvement in Drug Abuse Deaths in American Metropolitan Areas. American Journal of Public Health; October 06; 96(10):1566.

Nonmedical Users of Pain Relievers: Characteristics of Recent Initiates, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA, 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unintentional poisoning deaths--United States, 1999-2004. MMWR 2007;56(5):93-6.

Fingerhut, LA. Increases in Poisoning and Methadone-related Deaths: United States 1999-2005. Health E-Stat (NCHS). February 2008.

Hall AJ, Logan JE, Toblin RL, et al. Patterns of abuse among unintentional pharmaceutical overdose fatalities. JAMA 2008;300(22):2613-20.


Drug-specific Information and Public Health Advisories

Adjunctive Counseling During Brief and Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment for Prescription Opioid Dependence Education for health professionals about medications including recalls, approvals and interactions - certified by the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation

Pain Treatment Topics – Methadone Patient Safety

FDA Public Health Advisory on Methadone, 2006

Nonpharmaceutical Fentanyl-Related Deaths, April 2005-March 2007. MMWR 2008;57(29):793-6.

FDA Public Health Advisory, Important Information for the Safe Use of Fentora (fentanyl buccal tablets). Bethesda, MD: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; 2007 September 26.

Last Reviewed 10/28/2015