Opioid Overdoses Still Rampant In Connecticut: 26 Per Day

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

The opioid epidemic continues to have a strong grasp on Connecticut, with the Connecticut Department of Public Health reporting that over 3,000 overdoses occurred in the first four months of 2018. That equates to nearly 26 overdoses per day.

Drugs in the opioid family include illegal forms, like heroin, and legal forms like codeine, methadone, oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin, Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco), fentanyl, hydromorphone, and buprenorphine. The legal form of opioid drugs are only available through a prescription by a licensed Connecticut healthcare provider.

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