Posts Tagged ‘fentanyl’

NY State Department of Health Warns the Public in Central New York About Alarming Increase In Opioid Overdoses

Providers and Public Encouraged to Take Advantage of New Standing Order, Allowing New Yorkers to Get Naloxone Without a Prescription On August 26, 2022, The New York State Department of Health has been made aware of a rapid increase in opioid-related overdoses in the Central New York region....

U.S. Law Enforcement Seizures of Pills Containing Fentanyl Increased Dramatically Between 2018-2021

Law enforcement seizures of pills containing illicit fentanyl increased dramatically between January 2018 and December 2021, according to a new study. The number of individual pills seized by law enforcement increased nearly 50-fold from the first quarter of 2018 to the last quarter of 2021 and the...

Fentanyl Test Strips as a Form of Harm Reduction: Study Outcomes

Every seven hours someone dies of a drug overdose in New York City, opioids-involved deaths comprise more than 80% of all overdose deaths, and fentanyl; a highly potent opioid is involved in approximately half of all overdose deaths. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a nationwide alert in...