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Chicago Public Health Department Distributing Fentanyl Tests

Clip: 12/15/2021 | 6m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

A new effort is underway to help reduce the number of overdoses in Chicago— by distributing fentanyl test strips. Eighty-seven percent of fatal overdoses in Cook County this year are related to fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic opioid. The city’s public health department is distributing the test strips to try and reduce the number of deaths due to the drug.

Aired: 12/15/21

Rating: NR

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