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opioid epidemic

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Bronzeville »

It will cost about $300,000 to give every officer the nasal spray antidote for opioid overdoses.

Medical District »

City officials have touted the license requirement as the toughest in the nation.

Bridgeport »

Chicago firefighters already carry naloxone, a nasal spray that can reverse opioid overdoses.

Beverly »

In 2016, there were approximately 684 opioid-related deaths in Chicago, officials said.

Medical District »

The $750-a-year license is part of an effort to curb an epidemic of heroin and opiate deaths.

Downtown »

The powerful opioid fentanyl was tied to 102 deaths in Cook County in 2015, compared to 20 in 2014.