Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
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.