Funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this study is a collaborative effort between CITAR in the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The overall purpose is to collect and analyze accidental poisoning death data from 23 Ohio Counties (Adams, Athens, Brown, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Gallia, Greene, Hardin, Highland, Logan, Madison, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Pickaway, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, and Warren). The main objective is to gain insight into whether the epidemiological trends observed in Montgomery County accidental overdose deaths, such as heroin mentions recently surpassing pharmaceutical opioid mentions in decedents’ toxicology reports, are occurring in other parts of the state. Data collected from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office are de-identified, electronic data.


Submissions from 2014


Comparing Accidental Drug Overdose Trends in Montgomery and 23 Other Ohio Counties: 2010 - June 2013, Raminta Daniulaityte, D. Timothy Lane, and Robert G. Carlson