Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Plans Crackdown On Emergency Room Prescribing
Administration officials believe pain pills are being overprescribed by emergency room doctors and that the numbers need to be reduced.
The state’s Emergency Room Protocols will recommend against prescribing pills for chronic pain and encourage ER doctors to check the statewide prescription database and to be on the lookout for fake IDs.
Ohio saw a record number of drug overdose deaths in the most recent reporting year of 2010. Such overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the state.
Kasich and his health, aging and drug addiction department directors are making the announcement Monday at a two-day summit on prescription painkiller abuse in Columbus.