MEDFORD, Ore. – Local non-profit “Max’s Mission” hosted an event Friday focusing on fentanyl and they’ll be participating in another event this weekend. Featured speakers Friday included a medical leader, an investigative journalist, and a legal expert. The biggest takeaway ...

Author: KGW Staff OREGON CITY, Ore. (KGW) — The Oregon City School District will begin stocking naloxone in schools and provide training in its use for reversing opioid overdoses after a unanimous vote by the school board Monday evening. With ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — Free naloxone and education around substance abuse were available through local non-profit Max’s Mission and many others today at Hawthorne Park. The event was put on for Southern Oregon Overdose Awareness Day, as well as National Overdose ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local organization ‘Max’s Mission’ is hosting the fifth annual southern Oregon Overdose Awareness Day this Saturday. From 2 to 5 p.m. at Medford’s Hawthorne park the group will be handing out free Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that reverses ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.–  Jackson County Public Health remains on red alert after a recent spike of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. The county issued the alert Saturday and expect it to continue throughout the week. Meanwhile, a coordinated effort by the ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Jackson County Public Health and Human Services has reported they’ve seen an increase in accidental overdoses from illegal opioids. The red alert is being issued based on a sharp spike of overdoses occurring within the ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Saturday, organizations from all over the community are coming together to raise awareness about opioid overdose. It’s the third year local non-profit, Max’s Mission, is organizing the event at downtown Medford’s Pear Blossom Park. There will ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Deputies used Narcan to help revive a teen who they suspected had overdosed. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said on the evening of November 7, a 15-year-old reportedly overdosed at a home on Brandy Lane. When ...

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 ...

Medford, Ore.- A local cab company is taking on the opioid epidemic. “The drivers as you can imagine, see a lot of stuff at night that we don’t want to see but nonetheless it happens,” Valley Cab owner Craig Owen ...

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