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Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis: A Call to Action

  • RJ 

In a tragic reminder of the ongoing opioid epidemic, the family of a well-known television personality has experienced a devastating loss. The son of a prominent figure from the show “Pawn Stars” has reportedly passed away due to a fentanyl overdose, according to a recent statement. A Tragic Loss Adam Harrison of the popular reality tv ‘Pawn Stars’ tragically lost his life to an overdose of fentanyl, a potent and addictive opioid. This news has brought renewed attention to the… Read More »Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis: A Call to Action

Fentanyl Victim Families Co-Sponsor New Illinois Law

Through Dec. 8, 2023, 1,478 opioid deaths were recorded in Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.” SPRINGFIELD – At the start of the 2024-2025 school year, every state-required health course will provide mandatory fentanyl education to high school students, thanks to a new law supported by State Senator Laura Ellman that took effect Jan. 1. “In order to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic on all fronts, we need to educate our most vulnerable populations, which includes… Read More »Fentanyl Victim Families Co-Sponsor New Illinois Law