Reduction In Opioid Prescriptions Credited For Lowering Number Of Marin County OverdosesDrug overdose deaths in Marin County fell between 2013 and 2018 because doctors and clinicians were writing fewer prescriptions for opioid painkillers, county public health officials said Wednesday.
Emeryville Police Administer Naloxone In Suspected Overdoses After Recent TrainingPolice officers only recently trained in administering Naloxone, an opioid reversal medication, had to use it twice in two days on suspected overdose cases, the Emeryville Police Department said in a news release.
Possible Fentanyl Exposure Sends Santa Rita Jail Guards To HospitalTwo guards at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin were taken to a hospital Sunday after possible exposure to fentanyl, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Report: Singer Demi Lovato Hospitalized For Apparent Heroin OverdosePop singer Demi Lovato was reportedly transported to a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday for an apparent heroin overdose, according to entertainment news website TMZ.
Detective Hospitalized After Exposure To Potentially Lethal Opioid During Drug BustAn Alameda County sheriff's sergeant and detective were exposed to a lethal dose of the potent opioid fentanyl during a drug investigation.
Narcan Saves Alameda County Sheriff's Detective Nearly Killed By Fentanyl CloudAn Alameda County Sheriff's Department detective was saved by two emergency doses of Narcan after being exposed to a deadly cloud of fentanyl during a drug raid.
Petaluma Police Officers Approved To Carry Anti-Opioid MedicationPolice in Petaluma have been approved to outfit officers with the anti-opioid medication naloxone, also known as Narcan.
Drug-Sniffing Police Dogs To Receive Antidote In Event Of OverdoseIn the first program of its kind in California, drug-sniffing K-9 units will be given antidote in event of overdose.