Advocates to distribute street drug tests for fentanyl throughout R.I. Friday

A LAB TECHNICIAN demonstrates the use of fentanyl testing strips at the Rhode Island Department of Health Laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island, Jan. 10, 2018. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG HEALTH INITIATIVE/ALLISON SHELLEY
A LAB TECHNICIAN demonstrates the use of fentanyl testing strips at the Rhode Island Department of Health Laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island, Jan. 10, 2018. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG HEALTH INITIATIVE/ALLISON SHELLEY
PROVIDENCE — Public health advocates, including representatives of Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention at The Miriam Hospital, will distribute street drug test strips for fentanyl and doses of naloxone in the city and around Rhode Island Friday. The event coincides with the fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day. Volunteers from the organization and several others…

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