Fentanyl

Decrease in opioid deaths in Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — Doctor Jim shames, the Jackson County Public Health officer says Oregon has made the most progress out of any other state in the nation when it comes to reducing opioid prescriptions and overdoses. Dr. Shames says the significant progress …

New drug on the rise in Jackson Co.

MEDFORD, Ore.– A new drug that has made it’s way into the Rogue Valley in the past couple years has law enforcement and health officials concerned about the potential it has to disrupt the community. It’s called fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that …

Opioid conference looks to tackle statewide crisis

MEDFORD, Ore. – County health leaders across the state are coming together to tackle the opioid crisis. “Lines for Life” is hosting Oregon’s first ever state-wide workshop on opioids, pain and addiction treatment Thursday to Saturday. The event is meant to start …

Medford Police; 6 heroin OD’s in 30 days

Medford, Ore. — Medford Police are expanding on a warning about opioids. According to MPD, a deadly drug is becoming a popular black market purchase in the Rogue Valley. Investigators said fentanyl is making the rounds on the dark web. The drug is …