Ohioans in Congress back bills to fight addiction

July 25, 2014
by Jessica Wehrman
Columbus Dispatch

According to the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health, Ohio had the 12th highest drug-overdose mortality rate in the United States in 2013, with 16.1 per 100,000 people suffering fatal drug overdoses. That number — with most deaths occurring from prescription drugs — has almost quadrupled since 1999, when the rate was 4.2 per 100,000.

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