Ohio AG wants to help stamp out illegal use of prescription drugs
COLUMBUS — Attorney General Mike DeWine and a number of business and medical groups are urging Ohioans to turn in outdated and unused medications as part of the state’s efforts to combat prescription drug trafficking and abuse.
The groups unveiled a new poster this week to be displayed in public places across the state to crack down on those who are inappropriately prescribing or distributing prescription drugs, and DeWine and others are publicizing a drug collection day planned for later this month.
“While the problem continues and we still lose Ohioans every single week who die from an overdose of prescription drugs, we do feel that we, in cooperation with everybody working together, we’re really making some progress,” DeWine said. “Fourteen doctors have lost their licenses. We have trials that are upcoming, we have further investigations that are going on and a lot of different task forces that are working on this problem.”
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