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Timeline of Heroin Crisis in Ohio
12 Oct 2017
Prescription opioids are to blame for about a third of Ohio's total drug overdose deaths in 2003.
Dr. Judith Feinberg predicts crisis due to increase in heart valve infections.
Fatal drug overdoses become leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, outnumbering auto accidents.
Gov. John Kasich passes "Pill Mill" law (House Bill 93) to crack down on over-prescription of drugs.
Congress votes to reinstate funding ban for Needle Exchange Programs starting in the 2012 Fiscal Year.
Kasich signs House Bill 170, allowing friends, family members, and all first responders to carry Naloxone.
Fentanyl is first detected in Ohio, a synthetic drug 50 times more potent than heroin.
Cincinnati City Council approves funding for the Cincinnati Needle Exchange Program
The Cincinnati Needle Exchange Program opens its doors.
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