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Weymouth sees surge in suspected drug overdose deaths

The Patriot Ledger - ‎17 hours ago‎
The two women and one man are the 25th, 26th and 27th people to die of suspected drug overdoses in Weymouth so far this year, a grim tally that's surpassed the 24 recorded drug deaths in the town for all of last year, according to police.

Autopsies won't be performed on routine drug overdose cases

Mansfield News Journal - ‎18 hours ago‎
In a July 18 letter, Cuyahoga Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson stated he was providing advanced warning "that at the end of July it appears very likely we will no longer be able to accept routine drug overdose cases for autopsy from your county.".

Gloucester man dies after drugs overdose

Gloucestershire Live - ‎56 minutes ago‎
David Catchpole and his partner Igor Avila had got to know each other because they were both living in supported accommodation provided for people who had undergone drug rehab treatment. Two weeks before Mr Catchpole's death he and Mr Avila, both ...
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Dozens turn into 'zombies' following drug overdose

Ten Eyewitness News - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
According to local reports, emergency workers said the 33 people, who were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, appeared to under the influence of K2 or Spice, a synthetic form of the drug. "As I was walking up a block, I see anybody ...
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Protective Custody Rules Extended To Drug Overdose Cases

WBUR - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
"We find ourselves administering Narcan in drug overdose cases and when the person comes out of it, they don't want to go to the hospital," said Norwood Police Chief William Brooks III.

Surrey overdose spike raises fears for welfare Wednesday

Vancouver Sun - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Ron Moloughney, president of the Surrey Area Network of Substance Users, said his team has been in the area doing outreach and working to ensure more people have access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, so there won't be “a bunch of bodies in ...

King George woman charged in fatal drug overdose - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
A King George woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after being accused of supplying the prescription drugs that resulted in a fatal overdose last year. Mary Evelyn Trainum, 53, was directly indicted by a King George County grand jury ...
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Surrey health officials warn public after 36 drug overdoses in one weekend

Vancouver Sun - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
With 36 overdoses over the weekend in Whalley, Mounties, health-care and social workers walked through the gritty area putting up warning notices, handing out pamphlets and talking to drug addicts and the homeless about the critical situation.

Suspected drug overdose fatality in Middleburg

Sunbury Daily Item - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch ordered blood work to determine whether John M. Arcuri's death on Saturday was caused by an overdose of drugs, such as fentanyl or heroin. Coroner William Pheasant confirmed Arcuri's death Tuesday, but ...
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Rescued leopard found dead after release allegedly due to drug overdose near B'luru

The News Minute - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A day after a rescued leopard was released into the wild, the big cat was found dead in Anekal near Bengaluru on Tuesday. Deccan Herald reported that while forest officials did not confirm if it was the same leopard that was rescued in Kaggalipura on ...
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Eight people transported to hospital at Pemberton Music Festival

Vancouver Sun - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The warning followed a coroner's report that showed in the first half of 2016 there were 371 deaths from illicit drug overdose, an increase of 74.2 per cent from the same time period in 2015. Sixty per cent of those deaths showed fentanyl detected in ...

Coroner: Inmate dies of drug overdose - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Crawfordsville man who died in prison had a cocktail of drugs in his system. Justin Addler, 32, was serving time at the Pendleton Correctional Facility for charges out of Tippecanoe County.
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Woman Charged With Murder In Grandson's Drug Overdose - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
SANDY SPRINGS, GA -- The woman wanted in connection to the fatal drug overdose of her grandson has been apprehended. Sandy Springs police said Friday that Tonya Danyial Monroe, 45, was arrested in Paulding County on charges of felony murder, ...

Woman pleads guilty in boyfriend's drug overdose death

The Denver Post - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
BOULDER - A Boulder woman who police say is a known drug dealer has pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge stemming from the overdose death of her boyfriend. The Daily Camera reported Monday that 24-year-old Nina Schwartz pleaded guilty to ...
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Surrey, BC, sees 20 drug overdoses in less than 24 hours

CTV News - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
SURREY, B.C. -- Officials in Surrey, B.C., are warning people about potent illicit drugs after a jump in overdoses. The Fraser Health authority said Saturday afternoon that there have been 20 reported overdoses in less than 24 hours. None of the ...

Muskegon deputies soon will have drug overdose kits in patrol cars - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
MUSKEGON, MICH. - Sheriff's deputies in Muskegon County will soon carry with them a life-saving nasal spray. Narcan can stop or reverse an overdose from heroin or other opiate drug -- the department is in the process of training deputies on how to use ...
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Man charged with murder in fatal drug overdose

Asheboro Courier Tribune - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
CARTHAGE - A Moore County man has been charged with murder in connection with the drug overdose death of an Aberdeen woman.
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Health Officials: Naloxone Less Effective in Reversing Synthetic Drug Overdoses

TWC News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
It's a synthetic drug that health officials say can be deadlier than heroin and fentanyl. Naloxone can be a lifesaving medication to reverse an overdose. But, when used to counteract a synthetic opioid like W-18, they say it might not be as effective ...