Update on opioid related overdoses and toxicology reports as of April 20, 2016


Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Z. Heller

4/21/2016 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

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


 Contact: Samantha Mott
Communication & Media Officer
Cell (916) 642-5508

Since the last release of information on April 18, there have not been any additional overdoses reported in Sacramento County.  The number of overdoses for Sacramento County remains at 51, including 11 deaths in Sacramento County.  

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