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Rotary Club learns about national opioid crisis

The Carmi Rotary club got a very sobering lesson in the national opioid crisis from Dr. Patrick Haskell. Dr. Haskell told the club that his earliest recollection of someone being hooked on an opioid drug was the book and movie, To Kill A Mockingbird. In... Read More.

Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug More Readily Available

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. today announced the release of the Illinois Naloxone Standing Order (Standing Order).  This Standing Order makes a drug that is able to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose more readily available... Read More.

Data Show Synthetic Opioid Overdose Deaths On The Rise

Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is raising awareness of an alarming trend in opioid overdose deaths.  Recent analysis of Illinois death records shows that overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, have increased more than... Read More.