Below is a letter from our Executive Director, Loren Ellery, for our patients at Pit River Health Service. We are continuously working to provide updated and accurate information to our patients and community. Please feel free to contact us at (530) 335-3651 for any questions or concerns.
Opioids are a diverse class of moderately strong painkillers, including oxycodone (commonly sold under the trade names OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco) and a very strong painkiller, fentanyl, which is synthesized to resemble other opiates such as opium-derived morphine and heroin. The potency and availability of these substances, despite their high risk of addiction and overdose, have made them … Read More