Commissioner Navarro to provide Naloxone kits and training at event Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, in collaboration with Public Health’s Kent County Community Response Team, the First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, and the Smyrna-Clayton Ministerium will provide free training and opioid rescue kits to residents on Wednesday, October 14 from 2:00 to 5:00PM. The event, taking […]
Health Officials Fear Rising Death Toll May Be Consequence of COVID-19 NEW CASTLE (June 16, 2020) – In what Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) officials fear may be a consequence of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths from suspected overdoses in Delaware during May tied a previous monthly total set in […]
Opening of New Treatment Facilities, Tightened Regulation of Medication Assisted Treatment, and Additional Reforms In Prescribing Practices Among Recommendations On the heels of a federal report last week that showed Delaware with the fastest rising rate of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in the country, government leaders and advocates gathered at the Delaware Department of Justice today […]
DHSS and Delaware State Police Warn of Spike in Overdoses in Western Sussex County; Immediate Assistance Available at 911 or DHSS’ Crisis Helpline
NEW CASTLE (April 22, 2017) – In the wake of a significant increase in heroin overdoses in western Sussex County, including one that was fatal, from Thursday through early Saturday, health and law enforcement officials are warning users, families, treatment providers and health care professionals of the dangerous spike. For users and families who want […]
Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock has proposed stricter regulations for the prescribing of opioid analgesics to help stem the tide of opioid prescription drug abuse and addiction.