5 more overdose deaths blamed on carfentanil

KAREMINNEAPOLIS – Five more overdose deaths in Hennepin County have been attributed to a new opioid so powerful it is used to tranquilize elephants. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is blaming those deaths on carfentanil, which experts say is 10,000 …Elephant-strength opioid blamed for 5 more Minn. overdose deaths ..

Fatal overdoses in Western Pa. blamed on opioid combos called ‘Gray Death’

Philly.comThe drug known as “Gray Death” in a dish inside the crime lab at the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. It is a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addictions epidemic. by Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer … ..

Penn State death followed others in US fraternities blamed on hazing

The recent charges filed against fraternity members in the death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza during a fraternity pledge ceremony have stoked new interest in the detailed allegations of inaction among group members in coming to his aid, but Prosecutors Taking Tougher Stance in Fraternity Hazing Deaths See Similar Threads…Penn State death followed others in US fraternities blamed on hazing – ABC News

8 overdose deaths since Saturday in Erie Co.

WGRZ-TVThe eight weekend deaths, which still must be confirmed with toxicology from lab testing, could bring the 2017 total to 40 confirmed. There are another 122 other suspected cases which are also pending toxicology results. There were just over 300 Eight people die from suspected overdoses over the weekend in Erie County ..

Fentanyl overdose deaths increasing in Washington

KOIN.comVANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) – State health workers are sounding the alarm over synthetic opioid fentanyl and other fentanyl-like drugs after 70 people died in Washington in 2016. Researchers in Washington found that in 2016 there were 70 lab-confirmed …Focus of Deadly Opioid Epidemic Shifts to Fentanyl ..

Opioid Overdose Deaths In Mass. Reach Grim Milestone: More Than 2000 Died In 2016

wwlp.comThe latest overdose numbers, released by the Department of Public Health Wednesday, anticipate a grim milestone for Massachusetts. The state is projecting that the number of deaths caused by opioid overdoses topped 2,000 in 2016 for the first time.Could the opioid epidemic be easing? ..

New Hampshire man suspected in Wisconsin carfentanil deaths

MANCHESTER, NH (WBAY) – Authorities believe a New Hampshire man is connected to carfentanil deaths here in Wisconsin. Manchester police say they found trace amounts of the elephant tranquilizer in the home of 24-year-old Preston Thorpe last week. See Similar Threads…New Hampshire man suspected in Wisconsin carfentanil deaths – WBAY

Penn State death followed other US fraternity deaths blamed on hazing

Exterior of the Penn State University Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on campus on May 5, 2017 in State College. Eighteen boys from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity were charged for their role in the death of Timothy Piazza earlier this year. more +. 0 9-1-1 call in Penn State frat death: ‘We have a friend who’s unconscious’ See Similar Threads…Penn State death followed other US fraternity deaths blamed on hazing – ABC News

‘Crazy dangerous’ opiate carfentanil claims first life in Maine

Press HeraldThe substance is 5,000 times more potent than heroin, and is used in veterinary medicine to tranquilize elephants and other large animals. By Matt ByrneStaff Writer. Follow on Facebook · Follow on Twitter · Email Writer · 207-791-6303. Share. facebook. ..