See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Ohio classifies 9 synthetic opioids stronger than fentanyl as schedule I drugs

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2024
From The Center

Ohio is tightening control on nine synthetic opioids that officials say are becoming more prevalent in overdoses around the state. Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order Tuesday that authorizes the state Board of Pharmacy to place nine opioids—known as nitazenes—on the schedule I controlled substance list. Officials said these nitazenes are increasingly being found in the illicit drug supply in Ohio and are even more potent than other Schedule I opioids like heroin or fentanyl. According to a 2022 warning from the Ohio Attorney General's Office, these drugs, depending...

Read full story

AllSides Picks

More News about General News from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right