Fentanyl Town Hall here May 4


May 4, 2023

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Drug overdose deaths involving prescription opioids rose from 3,442 in 1999 to 17,029 in 2017. From 2017 to 2019, the number of deaths declined to 14,139. This was followed by a slight increase in 2020, with 16,416 reported deaths. In 2021, the number of reported deaths involving prescription opioids totaled 16,706. (NIH)

DAYTON–Deaths attributed to the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl have increased dramatically in recent times and local officials say Dayton and Columbia County are not immune to the problem.

To bring the topic to the forefront, the public is invited to a town hall meeting, set for 7 p.m., Thursday May 4 in the Dayton Elementary School Multipurpose Room, to discuss the impact of the fentany...

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