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Narcan supply running low in Orange Co.

Oct 16, 2018 6:15 am
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting in the first nine months of 2018, there have been 102 reported drug-related deaths in Orange County; 59 of those deaths resulted from fentanyl-laced opioids. It has also become more difficult to revive an overdose victim with Narcan because of the fentanyl mixture, and that results in more doses of the opioid-reversing drug being administered, said Orange County Sheriff’s Office Captain Paul Arteta. He said, "...we take them to the hospital, they refuse medical attention and they go back and because they are getting into the sickness phase where they are coming off the drug, they have to get high again and they get high again and some people are getting treated two and three times a day.” District Attorney David Hoovler they have been pushing more people to treatment, but more must be done. “Unless we do something about the flow of illicit narcotics, particularly heroin and fentanyl, into our country, you can buy all the Narcan you want. The drug is so readily available – heroin and fentanyl – that we are not seeing the improvement that we want to see,” he said. Read the full story at MidHudson [dot] com.
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