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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

74 overdoses in 72 hours: Laced heroin may be to blame

By Friday afternoon, 14 people had been rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago in the previous 24 hours to be treated for heroin overdoses, some with the needles still stuck in their arm, according to hospital officials.

In all, nearly 75 people have overdosed in Chicago since Tuesday afternoon from dangerous batches of narcotics, possibly heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl, according to city health and fire officials. Police were investigating if at least one recent death was caused by a heroin overdose.

"We suspect what is happening is the same thing that happened in 2006 when people were getting heroin that was cut with fentanyl, which is a very strong narcotic," said Diane Hincks, a registered nurse and emergency room director at Mount Sinai on the West Side. "That's what we think is happening."



bloggerhater1 said...

I really dont mind this. Should you be foolish enough to do herion in the first place, you should know where youre going...the early grave.

Anonymous said...

Question 1 - why hasn't EVERY Heroin dealer that has been arrested been charged with attempted murder? Question 2 - why do they treat the junkie and release them instead of locking them up and forcing them to detox? Both are very valid questions, and both would help SOLVE THE HEROIN PROBLEM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lace all of it problem solved!

Anonymous said...

Population control.