HAMIL­TON’S OPI­OID CRI­SIS BY THE NUM­BERS

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47 deaths

199 emer­gency depart­ment vis­its in 2015

89 hos­pi­tal­iza­tions in 2015

460 nalox­one (drug used to coun­ter­act opi­oid ef­fects) kits dis­trib­uted in 2016.

190 nalox­one kits used to save a life in 2016

28 EMS calls for over­doses in the past four months

35,413 opi­oid pre­scrip­tions in 2015

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