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Overdose spike alert in Greene County

Jul 28, 2021 12:21 pm

Sam Raudins reports for Columbia-Greene Media that there is an overdose spike alert in Greene County after there were three overdoses within two hours on some recent day. The story does not say when. One of the overdoses was with a prescription drug, and two others with heroin, and officials worried that the drugs could be laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid much stronger than morphine that can be deadly. "If it is a contaminated supply, and we don't have confirmation yet that that's what caused this, there will be some other testing that will be done by law enforcement to figure out exactly what it was. The potential is for it to still be out there if it is a contaminated supply," said Carl Quinn, Greener Pathways program director in the Twin County Recovery Services. The group is recommending that anyone using drugs to check their supply with fentanyl test strips, to make sure they have access to Narcan that can reverse an overdose, and tell others where they are at all times. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.