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Dr. Roberts was appointed the new Health Commissioner on December 1, 2017.
Common Opiates include heroin, oxycodon (Percocet, Percodan, OcyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco), fentanyl, hydromorphine (Dilaudid), buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone), codeine, methadone, morphine, and tramadol (Ultram). Find services, support groups, resources and preventitve information needed to combat this crisis.More Info View Statistics
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a rising issue within the African-American community. A viral disease that affects your liver, it is mainly spread through blood. There is currently no vaccine for this virus, so it is important that you get tested to be sure if you have it, you do not spread it to others.More Info
Watch this video about a life taken too soon from an accidental fentanyl overdose; a mother of 4 from Columbus, Ohio.More Info
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 30 to 50 times more potent than the natural opioid heroin. While some users seek out the drug for its potency, others take it unknowingly when it is sold as heroin or used to lace heroin or other drugs. (SOURCE: The Columbus Dispatch, "Columbus health department to distribute fentanyl test strips to drug users", June 14, 2018)View Statistics
Naloxone is a prescription medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug. When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing. It can be given as an injection into a muscle or a nasal spray.Access to Naloxone
Fentanyl testing strips are a life-saving overdose prevention tool, empowering individuals who use drugs to know if a substance has been contaminated with fentanyl and to take action to reduce the risk of overdose.Free Fentanyl Strips
Follow four steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu. Get your flu vaccine every year, wash your hands, cover your cough, and always stay home if you're sick. Click the link below to learn more.More Info
Hepatitis A is an acute viral infection that affects the liver. The virus enters the body when hands, food or objects contaminated with stool (poop) are put in the mouth. Even if you can’t see it, tiny amounts of the virus can get into your mouth and make you sick.More Info
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