Health Advisory

Cambrian School District, September 23, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We wanted to make you aware of a serious health situation in our area. There have been multiple opioid deaths in Santa Clara County since early August, including those of a 15 and 16 year old. Several of these deaths have been linked to fake pills containing the chemical fentanyl, made to look like a 30 mg oxycodone prescription pill (Percocet®). People who took these pills thinking they were taking oxycodone were unaware that they were taking lethal doses of fentanyl. Experimenting with these fake pills can lead to death even the first time.

It's important that children know not to take a pill that you did not obtain directly from a pharmacy. They need to know to not borrow medications from their friends, and not buy medications from their friends. FAKE pills look like real pills, but they can be deadly.

We wanted to make this information available to you so you could make informed decisions regarding your children. Please click this link to read more information about this serious topic.