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Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Opioid Antidote [PRESS RELEASE]

“We Should Think of Naloxone Like an EpiPen or CPR” Crystal Lake, IL- On April 5th, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory that urges more Americans to routinely carry naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug. “We should think of naloxone like an EpiPen or CPR. Unfortunately, over half

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CDC Reports Opioid Overdoses Up 30% in Just 14 Months [PRESS RELEASE]

Alarming Spike Is a “Wake Up Call” for US, Illinois, and McHenry County McHenry County, IL: Opioid overdoses across the US increased about 30% from July 2016 through September 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Vital Signs report released March 6th. In total there

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McHenry County Sues Opioid Makers to Fund Addiction Services

Purdue Pharma Used Shady Marketing to Spread Opioids, and McHenry Is Striking Back As of March 2018, McHenry County as well as four other suburban IL are all suing top opioid manufacturers for their roles in the ongoing epidemic that’s seized the country. They join over a hundred other counties

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