Ohio Bill Would Expand Access To Drug Overdose Antidote

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An Ohio bill would expand the availability of a drug overdose antidote being used across the state to save addicts on the brink of death.
The legislation is aimed at reducing the state’s record-high number of fatal overdoses from heroin and painkillers, now the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, surpassing car crashes.
The bill scheduled for a possible vote in the House Health and Aging Committee Wednesday would allow individuals authorized by a physician to distribute naloxone to an addict or family member or friend in a position to intervene during an overdose.