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Lucas County health department increases Narcan access in schools

in Health/Local News

TOLEDO, Ohio — According to ProMedica, 9% of high school seniors in the Toledo Public School District admitted to trying an opiate they had not been prescribed.

Last year, 276 people died from overdoses in Lucas County.

The Toledo Police Department has also reported rainbow fentanyl in Lucas County. Mahjida Steffin, an overdose prevention advocate with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department said the department is increasing access to the life-saving drug Narcan, also known as Naloxone, especially in areas with children.

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