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Increases in opioid overdoses leads to red alert

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 last 24-hours. …

Medford overdose awareness event starts tomorrow

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 be information …

Teen saved by Narcan in Grants Pass

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 deputies arrived …

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 …