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Ohio Asks 12,000 Doctors To Comply With Pain Pill Monitoring

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Some 12,000 Ohio doctors are being warned they appear to be violating a 2015 law that requires them to check patients’ prescription histories against a state website before recommending prescription painkillers. The state Pharmacy Board identified physicians who either aren’t registered with the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System as of August… Read More

Ohio Launches System For Those In Crisis To Text For Help

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has launched a system allowing people in stressful situations to text counselors for help, day or night. Tracy Plouck, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services director, says the program doesn’t replace counseling but allows for people feeling completely overwhelmed to connect with someone. Plouck says that while crisis… Read More

Ohio Official: No Attempted Intrusion Into Voter Database

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s elections chief is expressing confidence in the security of the swing state’s voting equipment and its voter registration database. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted’s says there’s been no attempt to breach the state’s registration system. His remarks to reporters Thursday come a day after the FBI’s director told Congress… Read More