Metro Nashville Health Department provides free fentanyl test strips in local clinics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In the first five months of 2023, Nashville has averaged nearly a dozen suspected drug overdose deaths every week; many of the deaths have involved fentanyl.

Starting this week, the Metro Public Health Department will have free fentanyl test strips available in local clinics after a change in state law.

The news comes as a relief for families, especially for Angela Covington-James, who has been fighting for fentanyl test strips since her son died.

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