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Weakley County fentanyl overdoses on the rise

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter In a health council meeting on Jan. 11, Weakley County Prevention Coalition’s Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist Melesa Lassiter spoke on overdoses in the county. From 2012 to 2017, prescription opioids were involved in most of the overdose deaths in Tennessee. Deaths due to prescription opioids declined from 2016…

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