New Law Hopes to Prevent Fentanyl and Drug Overdose Deaths on CA College Campuses

New Law Hopes to Prevent Fentanyl and Drug Overdose Deaths on CA College Campuses

NBC 4 | December 27, 2022 A new law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2023 aims to reduce opioid-related overdoses and deaths at public colleges and universities in California.   The Campus Opioid Safety Act Senate Bill 367 requires the California Department of Public Health to provide updated life-saving education and federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication –…

Fentanyl killed their son. Now they’re begging parents to understand the dangers

Fentanyl killed their son. Now they’re begging parents to understand the dangers

By Josh Campbell | CNN Wed December 28, 2022 It was every parent’s worst nightmare. Two days after Christmas 2020, Chris Didier went into his son Zach’s bedroom in their home near Sacramento. The accomplished student, school theater actor and athlete was unresponsive at his desk – his head lying on his arm. “I could feel…

Narcan could be required at schools
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Narcan could be required at schools

By Mackenzie Mays Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO >> Following spates of fentanyl overdoses among students, California public schools could be required to provide Narcan on campuses — a nasal spray that can reverse deadly effects of opioids. The proposal is part of legislation introduced by both Democratic and Republican state lawmakers this week that aims…

California AG Rob Bonta announces settlement with Walmart over opioid crisis

California AG Rob Bonta announces settlement with Walmart over opioid crisis

KCRA Staff California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Tuesday a multi-state proposed settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company helped fuel the opioid crisis by failing to oversee its pharmacies. California is expected to get about $265 million of the $3.1 billion settlement. The majority of the money will be used to…