Prescription Painkiller Focus of Ohio Opioid Fight

(Toledo, OH) Ohio public health officials announce a new campaign to reduce prescription opioid abuse.

The effort is aimed at helping Ohioans to manage pain more safely and create safer pain medication practices-- by educating both doctors and patients about the dangers of unsafe prescription painkiller use. 

The state department of mental health and addiction services, department of health, and medical board are touting it as a common-sense framework for treating pain, hoping to continue to reduce the number of prescription opioids available for abuse. 

Public health officials made the announcement at the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County in Toledo Monday, which is observing its 50th anniversary this week. 

There's a website as the centerpiece of the education campaign--  takechargeohio.org.

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