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Delaware County gets rescue kits to counter opioid overdoses

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP): Indiana health officials are sending 600 overdose antidote kits to Delaware County where overdoses from fentanyl and other opioids have killed 65 people since the start of 2015.

Coroner Scott Hahn says Delaware County has seen eight summer cases in which fentanyl caused or contributed to deaths. The Star Press reports that other pain-relieving opioid drugs that have been involved in 42 fatal overdoses in Delaware County last year and 23 so far this year.

The state health department has awarded nearly $150,000 worth of opioid overdose rescue kits to health departments in 20 counties, including Delaware.

Local health administrator Jammie Bane sees the rescue kits as an opportunity to save lives, not as evidence that it condones the abuse of prescription or illegal drugs.

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