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Fentanyl Overdoses Continue To Rise

PORTLAND, OR -- Drug overdose deaths more than doubled in Oregon, between 2019 and 2021, according to the Oregon Health Authority, and they say it’s largely due to the misuse of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.

Preliminary data indicates the trend continues this year. OHA now has a Naloxone Rescue for Opioid Overdose webpage with frequently asked questions and a map showing pharmacies that distribute this life-saving medication.

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