The people who need naloxone most are the least likely to have it. That includes police officers, fentanyl overdose victims, and their parents.
But it won’t include fans attending Music Midtown in Atlanta this weekend.
The Georgia Recovers campaign tells the stories of people in recovery from opioid addiction. It includes a statewide billboard and social media campaign.
The U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy named a veterinary tranquilizer an “emerging threat” for humans when mixed with the opioid fentanyl, but pharmacists say they've been warning for years about irreversible overdose and extreme morbidity risks associated with xylazine.
The city of Atlanta and six metro area counties filed a federal lawsuit this week in the U.S. District Court of North Georgia seeking compensatory and punitive damages against drug companies and pharmacies related to their role in the opioid crisis.
A recent warning from the Drug Enforcement Agency about brightly colored pills containing fentanyl has some parents worried about Halloween. While the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not received any reports of the pills here, law enforcement partners have seized them in 26 states since August.
As the pandemic stretches on more people are struggling with opioid use disorder. At an annual event highlighting addiction recovery, state leaders shared alarming statistics and their plans for helping Georgians through the opioid crisis.
Social distancing and quarantining may help slow the spread of COVID-19, but the isolation is hurting those with opioid use disorder, addiction experts...