Westerville assessing costs in opioid battle after woman OD's several times in 3 days
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Representatives with the city of Westerville said they’te looking into the costs of fighting the current opioid epidemic after the same person allegedly overdosed multiple times within a three-day span.
ABC 6/FOX 28 pulled court documents Friday on the most recent call for help for the heroin user that came into 911 March 18. The voice of a young boy told the dispatcher his aunt had just overdosed. An older woman then got on the phone to say the needle was still in the user’s arm.
The grandfather of the user told ABC 6/FOX 28 that the user entered rehab after she was administered naloxone and transported to the hospital. The user’s father told police that she had “overdosed several times over the last three days.”
The city says it's looking into how many doses of naloxone they administer and if they’re tracking if they’re starting to administer to the same people.