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Tag: OVERDOSES

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Bill requiring fentanyl education in schools named after Auburn teen who lost his life to overdose

State Rep. Joe Lovvorn (R-Auburn) is using his background as a first responder to explain why a bill he is introducing is so important in the fight against the opioid crisis.

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Principals at Jefferson County Schools receive training to administer opioid-countering drug

School principals in Jefferson County now know how to administer a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdoses.

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National database reveals Alabama has seventh-highest non-fatal opioid overdose rate

New data from the White House shows Alabama has one of the highest nonfatal opioid overdose (NOO) rates in the country.

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Horse tranquilizer killing people in Alabama — Does not respond to opioid reversal medications, causes holes in skin

As opioid-involved overdoses continue to claim lives by the thousands in the United States, the FDA is warning of a new drug that can be just as fatal as opioids but unresponsive to emergency reversal treatments.