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USC investigates possible overdoses, spoiled narcotics in student deaths

Officials say some of the deaths of USC students in recent months are the result of drug overdoses. Nine students have died since August 24, and most of the deaths have not been officially confirmed. But the sources that spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to comment, said that drug use is being investigated in …

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Girl calls 911 after mother overdoses

A Florida woman was arrested this week for allegedly neglecting children after her 12-year-old daughter called 911. She said, "My mom does not wake up and we're in the car on I-4." 19659002] Tiffany Smith, 28, was sitting unconscious at the wheel of a stopped minivan on Thursday night when MPs arrived at the scene, according to a statement from …

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FDA approves a strong new opioid despite fear of further overdoses

The Food and Drug Administration approved a powerful new opioid Friday for use in healthcare and rejected the criticisms made by some of its own advisers that this would inevitably lead to illicit use and more deaths from overdose. The drug is five to ten times more effective than pharmaceutical fentanyl. The tiny pill – only three millimeters in diameter …

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New Haven Emergency Crews respond to additional K2 overdoses around the city Green Thursday; Overall this week approaches 100

What to Know As of Thursday morning, first aid workers in New Haven continue to treat patients on the New Haven Green for possible overdoses. It is unclear whether the Thursday's overdose was related. Some victims were in life-threatening condition, but there were no deaths. The police have arrested three people, but have not yet confirmed if one of them …

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Six more overdoses near New Haven Green reported how consultants affected the homeless population

Counselors met in New Haven Thursday to help members of the homeless population who were hit by a mass overdose of the synthetic marijuana drug "K2" on Wednesday. Thursday morning officials reported three arrests linked to the overdose. "It's not falling on deaf ears," said Rick Fontana, emergency management director of New Haven, Thursday morning about the 76 reported overdoses. …

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New Haven Overdose: Dozens of overdoses in a park on Wednesday

"We get another call from a person," Alston said. He quickly helped coordinate the reaction, then returned to the microphone. This scene came the same day that as many as 40 people in the New Haven Green area had overdosed a form of K2 that might have been laced with opioids, according to New Haven police spokesman David Hartman. New …

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