Fentanyl crisis: Lawmakers, health advocates spotlight concerns in new Senate testimony

Attorney General Merrick Garland described how pills manufactured by drug cartels are causing fatal overdoses six out of every 10 times.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2023, 11:34 AM

Updated 496 days ago

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Lawmakers and health advocates laid out the severity of the fentanyl crisis in the United States in a new Senate Judiciary Committee hearing recently.
Attorney General Merrick Garland described how pills manufactured by drug cartels are causing fatal overdoses six out of every 10 times.
Now, two advisory committees are pushing for the FDA to broaden access to naloxone (commonly known as Narcan), a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses in emergencies.
The new move would make Narcan available on shelves at stores and gas stations.


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