A total of 4,050 people died of drug overdoses last year in Ohio. That's a third higher than the previous year. And while Gov. John Kasich is rolling out more ways to crack down on painkiller prescriptions, critics believe there’s an obvious resource that’s not being used to combat the opioid crisis.
Doctors can no longer write single prescriptions for powerful painkillers for longer than seven days for adults and five days for kids.
Gov. John Kasich urges for doctors to realize the part they can play in reducing opioid addiction in Ohio.