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A glimmer of hope in Snohomish County's opioid epidemic

Of the 57 overdoses reported during a single week in July, 40 lives were saved because Naloxone was given during the overdose
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Of the 57 overdoses reported during a single week in July, 40 lives were saved because Naloxone was given during the overdose

Kim Malcolm talks with KUOW reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch about the opioid epidemic in Snohomish County. In July, county health officials reported 57 overdoses in a single week. Of those, 40 lives were saved because the overdose-reversal drug naloxone was given during the overdose. 

In 2017, officials counted 37 overdoses during a similar point-in-time survey.

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