Group of medical professionals, veterans, businesses form up against prescription drug ballot issue

Ohio medical professionals, veterans’ groups and business interests are lining up against a statewide ballot measure promising lower prescription drug prices. Opponents to the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” say the proposed law would actually increase drug costs for the majority of Ohioans. And they’ll likely spend tens of millions of dollars trying to convince […]

Nearly 300 pounds of medications collected from over 240 vehicles at Medication Disposal Day

Medication Disposal Day organizers report big turnout numbers in spite of the rain on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 241 cars drove through the curbside drop-off at The Marion County Building, disposing of 279 pounds of old medication, lancets, and syringes. ADAMH Board Director Brad DeCamp tallied opiates and controlled substances collected at the event, noting […]

As mosquito and tick season begins in Ohio, ODH offers tips on how to prevent diseases

Mosquito and tick season has officially begun in Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) urges people to “fight the bite” and take precautions to prevent bites from mosquitos and ticks which can carry diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus and Lyme disease. In Ohio, ticks are most active April through September, […]

Ohio schools could lose millions if U.S. healthcare bill becomes law

Ohio schools could lose millions of dollars they now get to pay for speech and physical therapy, behavioral services, student evaluations and other special education services, because of changes to Medicaid in the congressional bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The money assists about 61,000 students in 580 Ohio school districts. In 2013, the last […]

Ohio Bill would effectively ban most abortions after 13 weeks

Most second trimester abortions would be banned in Ohio under a bill introduced Thursday in the Senate. Senate Bill 145 would ban dilation and evacuation, an abortion method typically used between 13 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. Its sponsors are Republican Sens. Matt Huffman of Lima and Steve Wilson of Maineville. During the procedure, also […]

State agrees on final medical marijuana rules

Medical marijuana will be grown on up to 24 licensed sites statewide — subject to some of the highest fees in the country — under the final rules presented to lawmakers Monday. The cultivator portion of the rules, which also details the application and license fees for retail dispensaries, product processors and testing labs, cleared […]

OhioHealth Marion offering $25 Health Assessments

OhioHealth Marion General Hospital is offering quick, easy, low cost health screenings to the Marion community from 7 a.m. to noon on April 20, 21, and 22, 2017 at Marion Centre (formerly Southland Mall) – no appointment needed. The $25 Health Awareness Profile screenings do not require a physician prescription or order and include: For […]

State to accept applications in June to grow medical marijuana

State officials will begin accepting applications to license 24 medical marijuana grow operations in June and will review them in July. Once awarded, license holders will have nine months to meet all the requirements of the program. The Ohio Department of Commerce plans to release application forms and instructions in the next two to three […]

20-week abortion ban takes effect in Ohio

Ohio’s 20-week abortion ban took effect Tuesday with no signs of a lawsuit challenging the new abortion restrictions. The law, dubbed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, prohibits abortions after a fetus is 20 weeks or more post-fertilization, or about 22 weeks into a pregnancy as measured by physicians. Physicians who violate the law face […]

OhioHealth adds Anticoagulation Clinic in Bucyrus

OhioHealth has announced that a new OhioHealth Anticoagulation Clinic will be offered at the OhioHealth Bucyrus Specialty Clinic. This location will be in addition to their Marion location and will provide comprehensive patient management, monitoring and instruction related to anticoagulation therapy. Services offered at our Anticoagulation Clinics include: Patient education on anticoagulation needs and goals […]