Fentanyl killing hundreds in Ohio

The heroin crisis in Ohio continues to ruin lives, and now new numbers are showing an alarming problem growing with fentanyl, another powerful opiate that is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, deaths here in the Buckeye State have skyrocketed from fentanyl.
The numbers are shocking. 84 overdose deaths in 2013, and 502 overdose deaths the next year, 2014.
Some of the key findings of the report show that those at the greatest risk of od’ing on fentanyl were white men with a history of substance abuse, or who are dealing with a mental health issue.
Another risk factor, as reported in the Toledo Blade, is if the person was released from a jail, hospital or treatment facility within the last month, and if the person had been given a high-dose opioid prescription in the past.

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