“DEA warns of of ‘brightly colored fentanyl’ aimed at youth

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) says it’s seeing an alarming trend of drug traffickers targeting teenagers and young adults with what’s being called “rainbow fentanyl.”

One key Senate Republican is worried that the DEA isn’t doing enough to address the problem. (…)”

Valley News Live (KVLY – NBC Fargo) + KXJB (CBS/CW Fargo)

“Fargo Cass Public Health using fentanyl tests to map areas of danger”

“FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – Overdoses from fentanyl have caused a tragic number of preventable deaths. It’s a growing danger in communities, and Fargo Cass Public Health has teamed up with Signify Analytics for fentanyl testing strips.

“North Dakota alone had a 50% increase in drug overdose deaths from 2020 to 2021,” said August Koster, Cofounder of Signify Analytics (…)”

“How to be safe and protect against fentanyl dangers”

“Stories of fentanyl overdoses are all over festival coverage this season. While many reports are exaggerated, the danger is real. Here’s how to stay safe (…)”

ErieNewsNow (Erie, PA)

“Detecting the Presence of Fentanyl Within Minutes Using Test Strips”

“Dr. Deutsch has practiced emergency medicine for over 25 years and works closely with opioid overdoses and the devastating impact of fentanyl, especially on young adults. 

“This is a significant problem. I mean, those numbers are the highest in recorded history,” said Deutsch. Unfortunately, drug use (…)”

WENY-TV (CBS/ABC/CW Elmira, NY)

“Reducing Harm with Fentanyl Test Strips”

“HARRISBURG, Pa. (WENY) – According to the CDC, there were over 107,000 American lives lost in the twelve-month period ending in Jan 2022.  

“75 percent of those were thought to be related to fentanyl,” said Dr. Jake Deutsch, an Emergency Medicine Physician with Mt. Sinai Hospital System in New York City (…)”

Pharmacy Focus

“In this week’s episode, we will be discussing preventative measures health care professionals can take to end the opioid epidemic from an emergency medicine perspective with Jake Deutsch, Emergency Medicine Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital System NYC, and Founder & Clinical Director of Cure Urgent Care. (…)”

“Combatting the Opioid Epidemic in the Emergency Medicine Space”

There are some great resources out there to help educate patients and healthcare providers to combat the epidemic, according to Dr. Deutsch. (…)”

“Illinois Legislature Empowers Pharmacists”

“In April 2022, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that allows pharmacists to administer or dispense preventive HIV medication, and Governor J.B. Pritzker signed it into law on June 10, 2022.1

The law will be (…)”