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      Public hearing for prescription drug abuse

      State officials say that overdose drug deaths surpass car crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in Ohio.

      The Ohio house study committee is asking for your input on experiences related to opioid addiction at a public hearing Tuesday.

      Members of the Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Committee will discuss preventative measures to this state-wide epidemic at 1 p.m. It will take place at Promedica Toledo Hospital's Education Center at 2142 N. Cove Blvd in Toledo.

      State officials say that overdose drug deaths surpass car crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in Ohio.

      People who are interested in testifying must bring 40 copies of a 1.5 page testimony to Promedica Toledo Hospital??s Education Center.