SEATTLE — King County Health Officer for Public Health Jeffery Duchin joins New Day Northwest to talk about the increasing, and deadly, role fentanyl is playing in the opioid crisis.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid stronger than morphine and heroin. Deaths related to fentanyl are on the rise in Washington State, prompting health officials to look for unique answers on how to address this growing problem. Bartenders and bouncers are now being trained on how to administer Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of a fentanyl overdose.
Dr. Duchin will talk about the opioid crisis, how officials plan to combat it, and more.
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