Ohio State Medical Association

Chronic pain patients speak out against new rules for prescribing opioids Chronic pain patients at Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Last year, Ohio changed its rules for prescribing opioids, restricting amounts of, and circumstances under which, doctors can prescribe those narcotics. The new rules have an exemption for people who are in hospice type care for diseases like cancer. 

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

Doctors in Ohio sparred Monday over which candidate in the state's fall governor's race is best for health care.

prescription medicine bottles
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Ohio lawmakers are pushing a bill they think will reduce opioid overdose deaths by setting prescribing guidelines for doctors and dentists.