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“I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. For patients currently taking high doses of opioids as prescribed for pain, individuals misusing prescription opioids, individuals using illicit opioids such as heroin or fentanyl, health care practitioners, family and friends of people who have an opioid use disorder, and community members who come into contact with people at risk for opioid overdose, knowing how to use naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life.”
A photo of her overdosing with her baby in her car went viral. Three years later, she’s sober. "Today I celebrated three years clean and my son gets to have his mommy back. How about you make THAT go viral!" she wrote. It did.
There was enough fentanyl in an Ohio drug bust to kill every person in the state
Read in The Washington Post Watch on News5 Cleveland: Ohio's largest fentanyl bust Watch CBS News: Massive California fentanyl bust Police in Orange County, California, seized enough of the powerful opioid fentanyl  that it could kill the entire county's 3.2 million residents three times over. Authorities  say the problem is very dangerous and getting worse. CBSN Los Angeles' Stacey  Butler reports. After Opioid Overdose, Most Young People Aren’t Getting  Addiction Treatment Posted on January 28th, 2020 by Dr. Francis Collins   NIH Director's Blog Authorities nationwide are reporting an uptick in fatal opioid overdoses  during social distancing.  Don’t forget the other pandemic killing thousands of Americans
Pandemic unleashes a spike in overdose deaths  The coronavirus threat put on hold a billion-dollar research program focused on new forms of addiction treatment. Click Here to Read in STAT Click Here to Read in STAT
Opioid overdoses have skyrocketed amid coronavirus,  yet states are still slashing treatment budgets Demand for addiction treatment medicine is soaring as the coronavirus pandemic  continues, but cash-strapped states are nevertheless slashing budgets for the  programs. Click Here to Read in STAT Click Here to Read in STAT