Fentanyl Warning Materials

Public Health – Seattle & King County has created materials to raise awareness about the recent increase in overdose believed to be linked to fake opioid pills containing fentanyl, including: Posters that can be displayed in settings frequented by persons potentially at risk Postcards that can be distributed to persons potentially at risk Information for…

Vaping Talking Points from DOH

As of October 1, 2019 the Washington State Department of Health has released Vaping Associated Lung Injury Talking Points. These include key health and safety messages; recommendations for the public; and current updates on local and national investigations. Related, the Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) has announced the 2019 Youth-Led Community Mini-Grants, which close on…

Overdose update: Recent increase in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills and powders

Crossposted from the Public Health Insider Recent increases in King County overdose deaths, driven primarily by fentanyl found in illicit pills and powders, are prompting new outreach to alert people to the risks of illicit drug use. Ongoing monitoring by Public Health — Seattle & King County using King County Medical Examiner’s Office data has…