Surgeon General on suburban opioid response: ‘Stay the course’

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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams visited the Western suburbs Wednesday to promote what he says is one of the major steps to solving the opioid crisis and to tell officials their efforts to decrease overdose deaths are making a difference. In the first Surgeon General’s Advisory in more than 10 years, which Adams issued in April, he emphasized the importance of naloxone, an overdose reversal agent that revives people who have stopped breathing because of opioids in their system.