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Fentanyl abuse on the upswing in Arkansas, nation

Agencies examine policies for handling of potent drug

By Scott Carroll

This article was published July 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Graphs showing information Fentanyl in Arkansas

A man in a white pickup pulled up to CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock the morning of April 11, pushed two limp bodies out of the vehicle and drove away.

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Popsmith says... July 17, 2017 at 9:23 a.m.

Somebody in high places is letting this happen. Cut the head off the snake.

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YoungHog says... July 17, 2017 at 9:29 a.m.

meth not enough...

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DoubleBlind says... July 17, 2017 at 10:18 p.m.

I completely understand HIPAA requirements, but emergency responders need to know if they're potentially being exposed to dangerous substances. Our congressional clown car delegation should be advocating for this rather than hiding from ACA alone. Also, in cases where users are found to have no prescription in their name, the prescribing physician should be called into question, as well as those whose prescriptions were abused. Unless/until enablers are held responsible as well as abusers, this won't stop. Send a few Dr's who overprescribe opioids to prison and the sound of brakes on the epidemic will be deafening.

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TrumpJongDum says... July 17, 2017 at 10:41 p.m.

So sad. This epidemic needs to be stopped. Law enforcement doesn't need to spend another second arresting people for a harmless drug, marijuana while these heroin and fentanyl dealers are killing our kids! We are losing a generation of our precious children.

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