07 / 20 / 2018
  - 09:15:13 PM
State Of Franklin Opioid Deaths
  

 

By MyFM's Rick Michaels- As the Senate and House discussed their versions this week of their opioid treatment bills, one approach to treating opioid addiction that is calling for supervised sites for illegal drug use, is not likely to be part of any compromise legislation from both chambers.  Meanwhile according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid-related deaths fell by 6.2% last year in part many feel, because of Narcan the overdose reversing medication.  But as we’ve heard the introduction of the use of Fentynal mixed with heroin and cocaine, has resulted in some disturbing trends.  In Franklin where last year there were 50-overdoses Narcan was used 17-times there were four-deaths.  So far this year in Franklin only 17-overdoses Narcan has been used just three-times however, there have been 6-deaths, compared to four in all of last year.  Statewide opioid deaths declined by 19.2 percent, through the first three-months of this year.

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