Update on opioid related overdoses and toxicology reports as of April 15, 2016

 

Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Z. Heller
Director

4/15/2016 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                                                                                 Contact: Laura McCasland
                                                                                                            Communication & Media Officer
916-875-2008
Cell (916) 420-0600
McCaslandLa@SacCounty.net

Since the last release of information on April 13, there have not been any additional overdoses reported.  The number of overdoses remains at 51, including 11 deaths, 10 in Sacramento County and one in Yolo County. 

Regarding toxicology results, Sacramento County Coroner Kim Gin says, "We are still waiting for the results of the remaining two tests." 

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

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