fentanyl deaths

FENTANYL DEATHS UP 990% SINCE 2016: COUNTY SUPERVISORS HEAR UPDATES ON ADDICTION CRISIS RESPONSE

By Miriam Raftery

December 10, 2021 (San Diego) -- County Supervisors this week heard an update on efforts to combat the fentanyl crisis through a countywide substance abuse harm reduction strategy. Dr. Wilma Wooten, County Public Health officer, said there has been a stark increase in accidental overdose deaths from 2019 through October 2021—and most of those were due to fentanyl.


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