Opioid Overdoses Nearing Pre-pandemic Levels; Stawasz Says Fentanyl Is In Just About Everything

American Medical Response Regional Director saying on Good Morning New Hampshire opioid overdoses are nearing pre-pandemic levels in at least the state’s two largest cities.

“Fentanyl is in just about everything.  It’s very dangerous.  It’s now more important than ever to focus on prevention and treatment”, Chris Stawasz said.

According to Stawasz, Manchester had 55 suspected overdoses last month, which is 11 more than February.  Deaths in the city are now at 15 for the year.

In Nashua, suspected overdoses fell by seven to twelve.   The city also seeing one death in March, brining the total to 15.

“Sadly, we think that’s okay. That it’s only that number.   It’s much higher than it should be.   It’s an incredible strain on our resources.

Korie has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 20 years. She has a news producing background dating back to 1996, with positions at WCSH-6 in Portland, Maine, WMUR-TV in Manchester and the Executive Producer for NH1. She returns to Binnie Media as the News Director for News Talk Radio. Korie and Jack have similar backgrounds in the industry, and currently Co-Host Good Morning NH with Jack Heath. Korie lives in Salem and loves spending time at the beach, the gym, watching the NFL and dining out with family and friends.