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Spike in heroin overdoses treated at Jackson Memorial prompts pilot rehab program Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 24 October 2016 16:00

In a 10/19/16 Miami Herald post by Daniel Chang (Login/Registration may be required):
 
Over the past three years, physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital's emergency room have seen a dramatic spike in patients who overdose on a combination of heroin and the synthetic drug, fentanyl...

The deaths related to fentanyl and similar synthetic drugs have also overwhelmed toxicologists at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office.
 
So far in 2016, those drugs have been tentatively identified in 180 overdose victims in Miami-Dade - with 52 in September alone, according to the office. That's nearly double the number of cases from 2015.

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Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 18:39
 


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