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Unintentional Overdoses and Fentanyl

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, examined overdose deaths in Ohio that occurred in between January and February of this year. It is already known that fentanyl has become a significant contributor to unintentional overdose deaths in the United States. The report highlighted that in approximately 90% of the unintentional overdose deaths examined during this timeframe fentanyl, fentanyl analogs (synthetic opioids) or both were the...

NYC-Overdoses Involving Cocaine and Fentanyl Up 26%

In a press release issued on June 1, 2017, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that fentanyl is being increasingly found in cocaine-involved overdose deaths. The release offered some sobering statistics:
  • in 2016 37% of overdose deaths involved cocaine and fentanyl without heroin, up from 11% in 2015.
  • last year, more than 1,300 New Yorkers died of a drug overdose and 44% of those deaths involved fentanyl.

URGENT-PSA from SCPD…Please Read and Share

This is a public service announcement to save lives. The Suffolk County Police Department has detected a significant uptick in opioid overdoses throughout Suffolk County in the past 24 hours. Based on our intelligence, it appears to be primarily related to heroin and fentanyl, which are currently appearing in highly lethal form. If you have any information that may be relevant to this matter, please contact the Suffolk County Police...