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CrimeOhio coroners issue warnings after spikes in drug overdose deaths

18:50  24 may  2019
18:50  24 may  2019 Source:   wlwt.com

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio coroners have issued new warnings after recent spikes in drug overdose deaths around the state. Some urge people with family or friends who might be at risk to have the overdose -reversal drug naloxone (nuh-LAHKS'-ohn) available. Cuyahoga County's medical

Drug Overdose Deaths . Recommend on Facebook Tweet ShareCompartir. In 2017, the states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose were West Virginia (57.8 per 100,000), Ohio (46.3 per 100 States with statistically significant increases in drug overdose death rates from 2016 to 2017

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Ohio coroners have issued new warnings after recent spikes in drug overdose deaths around the state.

Some urge people with family or friends who might be at risk to have the overdose-reversal drug naloxone (nuh-LAHKS'-ohn) available.

Cuyahoga County's medical examiner in Cleveland said Thursday the northeast Ohio county had seven overdose deaths in just over a 48-hour span. Officials hadn't determined the specific drugs, but suspected fentanyl was involved.

In southwestern Ohio, Hamilton County's coroner said seven people died from suspected overdoses last weekend while Butler County's coroner reported four dead last weekend from suspected overdoses.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz issued a Carfentanil warning after an increase in overdose deaths were reported. The Franklin County Coroner ’s office said Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid and large animal sedative. The drug is said to be extremely potent and unsafe for

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Coroners in two of Ohio ’s largest counties have issued drug abuse warnings following the reappearance of an opioid so powerful it’s sometimes used to She said Friday that the county which calls Columbus home had at least three carfentanil-related overdose deaths in January.

Franklin County's coroner in Columbus reported nine apparent overdose deaths in roughly 36 hours from May 14 to May 16.

Ohio has been one of the hardest-hit states for overdose deaths in recent years.

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