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Millions in opioid settlement funds sit unspent when lives could be saved

When 23-year-old William Magee drew his last breath, he was a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he was enrolled in the Honors College, had lettered in track and was plotting his future as a lawyer. His father, David Magee, found his body on his apartment floor, dead from an opioid overdose of something that probably was or included fentanyl, a relatively little-understood drug at the time.


Nonprofit HarborPath partners with Ole Miss athletes to combat fentanyl crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – In response to the alarming rise of fentanyl poisonings and drug overdoses nationwide, the nonprofit HarborPath unveiled Tuesday a pioneering awareness campaign aimed at protecting college students and saving lives. Leveraging Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), HarborPath is collaborating with student-athletes from the University of Mississippi to connect students with life-saving resources.


Pike County Schools to launch pilot program to place Narcan in homes

A new partnership is launching a pilot program aimed at saving lives. During the Pike County School District Nov. 14 meeting, the board unanimously approved the launch of a pilot program in partnership with Harbor Path and FFF Enterprises that will make Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan, more available to those who need it. According to Ken Trogdon, with Harbor Path, the purpose of the program is to save the lives of those most vulnerable to overdose poisoning by distribution of Naloxone within an arm's length of every potential overdose victim. “We are really focused on putting Narcan in the homes of families in Eastern Kentucky,” said Trogdon.