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Sen. Tom Carper and Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman released findings from a probe into a drug company they say exploited the opioid crisis.


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Advocates at the state and local level are working to get the lifesaving drug naloxone to first responders and citizens in Wilmington.

But the Wilmington Police Department is among a dwindling number of municipal law enforcement agencies not stocking the medication through a state-funded program.


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Members of the state’s Behavioral Health Consortium handed out free Narcan Wednesday in Wilmington’s West Center City neighborhood.


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Wilmington firefighters are now carrying the overdose antidote Naloxone in all staff vehicles.


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Opioid prescriptions in Delaware are down in the months following implementation of new state regulations trying to address the opioid epidemic.

Fentanyl suspected in string of six overdose deaths

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Delaware saw a string of six overdose deaths over the past three weeks. Five were in New Castle County and one was in Sussex.

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Gov. John Carney signed a bill Thursday that will make it easier to buy the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone at your neighborhood pharmacy.  

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Opioid withdrawal symptoms often coincide with other health conditions that bring people to the hospital.

 

Christiana Care is trying something new to help address opioid withdrawals as soon as possible, often starting in the emergency department.

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Delaware’s Department of Justice announced Thursday that it’s providing funds to state law enforcement agencies to purchase approximately 450 naloxone kits.

Administration of naloxone can save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin or other opioids.  

The state has increased the availability of the drug for law enforcement and emergency medical providers over the past two years, but cost of the drug has been prohibitive.

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Jamie Mack is the Executive Assistant in the Office of the Director at the Delaware Division of Public Health.

 

He chatted with Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly about efforts to make naloxone available over the counter in Delaware, and what’s holding up that process.

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