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Big effort to reduce deadly overdoses: Fentanyl Receiving Special Attention

By Keri Brenner


More than 250 Marin County activists, health officials, addiction counselors and people in recovery have joined forces to reduce the number of drug overdose deaths next year, particularly deaths involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

“Our first step is stop the bleed, to flatten the curve,” Dr. Matt Willis, the county’s public health officer, said at the “overdose prevention summit” on Tuesday in San Rafael. “We had a communitywide response to COVID-19 — we need to do the same thing to address overdoses.”

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