Update on opioid-related overdoses (April 29, 2016)


Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Z. Heller

4/29/2016 10:00 PM

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Laura McCasland    mccaslandla@saccounty.net    (916) 875-2008


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There have not been any fentanyl-related overdoses reported to Public Health since Wednesday, April 27 in Sacramento County.  The total number of overdoses remains at 52, including 12 deaths.  

Public Health continues to advise residents to decline from taking prescription-type pills that are not prescribed by and obtained from one's own physician and/or pharmacy. 

Any unused pills should be properly disposed of in appropriate containers or turned over to law enforcement.  If you believe that you are in possession of counterfeit prescription drugs please contact the DEA tip line at 530-722-7577.

This will be posted on our Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services News Release page at:  http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/Pages/News-Releases.aspx