The nasal spray temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Prescriptions for painkillers in the county decreased to a 22-year low.
The drug, many times stronger than heroin, is being put into counterfeit prescription medications, says Sheriff Eric Taylor.
Fentanyl is a very potent opioid drug—50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and exposure to even small amounts can cause overdose and death.
San Benito County Public Health Services invites the community to meet health care providers and state government representatives to discuss the local opioid crisis.
The new program enables the hospital’s emergency department to effectively treat anyone who is experiencing withdrawal from opioids or would like to stop taking them.
Prevention task force highlights safe drug disposal, dangers of vaping.