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Schools stockpile medication to combat rise in overdoses

Clip: 12/06/2022 | 8m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

Overdose deaths caused by fentanyl are on the rise across the country. It’s especially grim for young people, with more than 75 percent of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021 involving the powerful synthetic opioid. In response, many schools have stocked up on Narcan, a medication used to reverse overdoses. Stephanie Sy reports from Sacramento, where Narcan is now available at all K-12 schools.

Aired: 12/06/22

Rating: NR

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