Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Campaign Underway

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New efforts are underway to inform the youth in Delaware about the dangers of fentanyl. According to The Delaware Division of Public Health, the highly addictive synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl, which can be found in all 50 states and in any illicit…

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Naloxone Distribution, Training Offered In Seaford

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During the pandemic, another public health issue is still impacting lives and in some cases taking live – the overdose crisis. Doses of the overdose-reversal medication Naloxone were distributed at carside Monday in Seaford at a distribution and training event. It was hosted by Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, Aquila Behavioral Health of Delaware and the…

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Delaware DOJ slams Purdue Pharma’s settlement offer

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The Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement slamming Purdue Pharma’s settlement offer, saying it doesn’t come anywhere close to the $10-12 billion that was touted. A majority of states rejected the settlement proposed by Purdue and the Sacklers. We have heard the voices of families across the country calling for justice. The Delaware…

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Maryland Opioid Deaths Decline in First Quarter of 2019

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The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center has released it’s 2019 first quarter reports, showing a decline in unintentional intoxication deaths and heroin-related deaths. From January through March 2019, there were 577 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 15 percent decreased compared to the same period last year. 515, or 89 percent were…

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Delaware Officials to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication

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Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) officials have announced they are distributing free kits of naloxone, the medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. DPH says they will be giving away the kits in all three counties, starting with an event on Saturday, March 2nd in New Castle. Later events likely in…

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Deaths from Drug & Alcohol Intoxication Down on the Lower Shore of MD

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Maryland’s Lower Shore counties have seen a drop in deaths related to drug and alcohol intoxication!  The period from January through September of 2016 and 2017 saw a reduction of intoxication deaths by 20% in Somerset County, 42% in Worcester and 32% in Wicomico County.  This comes at a time when overall drug and alcohol…

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DE AG Denn Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors & Retailers

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Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn has filed a lawsuit against some of the country’s largest manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription opioid drugs.  He alleges that they have failed to meet their legal obligations which has fueled an opioid addiction epidemic in Delaware.  Denn is seeking to hold the companies financially responsible for the harm…

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