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Fentanyl abuse on the upswing in Arkansas, nation

Agencies examine policies for handling of potent drug

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Photographs by SOURCE: Arkansas State Crime Lab / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Graphs showing information Fentanyl in Arkansas

A man in a white pickup pulled up to CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock the morning of April 11, pushed two limp bodies out of the vehicle and drove away.

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Popsmith says...

Somebody in high places is letting this happen. Cut the head off the snake.

Posted 17 July 2017, 9:23 a.m. Suggest removal

YoungHog says...

meth not enough...

Posted 17 July 2017, 9:29 a.m. Suggest removal

DoubleBlind says...

I completely understand HIPAA requirements, but emergency responders need to know if they're potentially being exposed to dangerous substances. Our congressional clown car delegation should be advocating for this rather than hiding from ACA alone. Also, in cases where users are found to have no prescription in their name, the prescribing physician should be called into question, as well as those whose prescriptions were abused. Unless/until enablers are held responsible as well as abusers, this won't stop. Send a few Dr's who overprescribe opioids to prison and the sound of brakes on the epidemic will be deafening.

Posted 17 July 2017, 10:18 p.m. Suggest removal

TrumpJongDum says...

So sad. This epidemic needs to be stopped. Law enforcement doesn't need to spend another second arresting people for a harmless drug, marijuana while these heroin and fentanyl dealers are killing our kids! We are losing a generation of our precious children.

Posted 17 July 2017, 10:41 p.m. Suggest removal

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