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Press Conference on Fentanyl Epidemic

Tomorrow, the City of Philadelphia will hold a press conference to address a sharp increase in fatal overdoses due to the prescription pain medication fentanyl. Fentanyl is frequently used illegally to cut heroin resulting in a stronger, more dangerous dose of the drug.

The press conference will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the Mayor’s Reception Room, Second Floor, City Hall.

Scheduled to appear will be Commissioner Evans of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Commissioner Farley of the Department of Public Health, and Deputy Commissioner Lassiter of the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Contact: Lauren Hitt, 215-686-6210, Lauren.Hitt@phila.gov, or Joel Avery, 215-917-1618