Rise in Opioid Overdose Deaths in Ohio Linked With Fentanyl and Carfentanil
An increase in law enforcement seizures of fentanyl and carfentanil corresponds with a rise in overdose deaths in Ohio, according to UPI.
A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the case of opioids, which includes heroin and prescription pain medications like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet, naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) can reverse an overdose, potentially saving a loved one’s life.