Update on opioid-related overdoses as of April 18, 2016


Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Z. Heller

4/18/2016 10:00 PM

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


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Toxicology results, for a death previously thought to be unrelated to the fentanyl overdoses, now confirm that it is, in fact, related, bringing the total number of overdoses to 52, including 12 deaths, one in Yolo County and 11 in Sacramento County.  There have been no new overdoses reported since the update on Friday.

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