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A dentist's guide to prescription drug regulations in Ohio
by ODA Staff
In recent years, Ohio has taken several steps to address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.
Unintentional drug poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in Ohio in 2007, surpassing motor vehicle crashes for the first time on record, according to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The trend continued through 2012, the most recent data available. Ohio’s death rate due to unintentional drug poisonings increased 366 percent from 2000 to 2012, and…