Prescription Pills

Ohio clinicians are getting new guidelines aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.

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

Gov. John Kasich's administration along with professional groups and state licensing boards released the guidelines Monday.

Authorities have raided a doctor's two offices and home in southwest Ohio, seizing boxes of records in an investigation of possible prescription drug abuse.

The Dayton Daily News reports that 69-year-old Dr. Han M. Yang says authorities are "off-base" in their allegations. He says he has surrendered his license to practice medicine in Ohio and will give up his practice. He also says he will seek an attorney.