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Needle exchange program offers fentanyl test strips

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

by Toledo Blade

Fentanyl has become the scourge of anyone trying to fight Ohio’s opioid epidemic: deadly in small quantities and appearing in an increasing number of fatal overdoses.

Users never can be sure what has been mixed with what they believe is heroin or cocaine after the drug is cut and sold several times. Now, Lucas County’s needle exchange program offers free fentanyl test strips that indicate the presence of fentanyl or similar substances.