Ohio lawmakers hold painkiller info hearings
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 06:17

KENTON, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers are gathering information from people around Ohio about the personal impact of the state's prescription painkiller epidemic and looking for solutions to the problem.

The House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Committee plans a discussion Tuesday afternoon with individuals and families at the Hardin County Courthouse in northwest Ohio followed by a committee hearing.

The committee chaired by Rep. Robert Sprague, a Findlay Republican, held a similar event earlier this month in Jackson County and plans additional hearings in Cuyahoga and Lucas counties.

Overdose drug deaths driven largely by painkiller addictions have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.

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