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Drug overdoses and deaths remain ‘higher than normal’ in McHenry County, health officials say

Health officials are warning residents of a “significant increase” of overdoses and overdose deaths, which remain at higher than normal levels in McHenry County. The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition (SAC) on March 13 issued an alert that local law enforcement was reporting overdoses that required high quantities of the life-saving opioid reversal medication naloxone. […]

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Fentanyl being mailed to Illinois state prison inmates, leading to overdoses, official says

(The Center Square) – Fentanyl-laced mail is making its way into Illinois’ corrections system, leading to inmate and officer overdoses, and some officials are demanding a change in policy to stop it. Scot Ward, president of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Lodge 263, said there are ongoing issues concerning the safety of staff […]

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Group warns about multiple suspected fentanyl overdoses recently in McHenry County

A local coalition issued a warning about multiple recent overdoses in McHenry County where the user did not realize the substance they took was laced with what authorities believe was fentanyl. The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition issued an alert Friday morning after being notified about multiple uses of naloxone to reverse overdoses in the […]