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The number of opioid overdose deaths in Utah appears to be dropping

(Salt Lake Tribune, October 1) The number of opioid overdose deaths in Utah dropped by almost 20 percent in 2017, according to a new state report. Read more.

Utah Opioid Bills Take Aim at Access, Doctor Education

(Deseret News, January 27) Lawmakers in Utah are looking to propose legislation that would make it harder for people to get their hands on opioids they weren’t prescribed, and more. Read more.

Narcan available at more than 8,000 Walgreens locations nationwide

(CBS News, October 26)  Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses, will now be a little easier to get. Read more.

Utah best state for federal opioid money, House Speaker Hughes says

(Fox 13, October 26) On the heels of the president’s declaration of the opioid epidemic as a national public health emergency, one Utah official believes the state is the most ready for federal aid. Read more.