Update on opioid related overdoses and toxicology reports as of April 20, 2016

 

Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Z. Heller
Director

4/21/2016 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Samantha Mott
Communication & Media Officer
916-875-0973
Cell (916) 642-5508
MottS@SacCounty.net

Since the last release of information on April 18, there have not been any additional overdoses reported in Sacramento County.  The number of overdoses for Sacramento County remains at 51, including 11 deaths in Sacramento County.  

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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